Sandra Cuffe

Sandra Cuffe

Sandra Cuffe is a freelance journalist based in Central America, where she covers human rights, social movements, environmental issues and militarisation.

Latin America

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

Jose de Eugenio Lopez has fled his El Salvador home three times. Last month, he received protection in Mexico.

War, amputation, refuge: A Salvadoran migrant's story

International Women's Day

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

At annual International Women's Day march in Guatemala, families remember those who've suffered from state violence.

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

Latin America

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Opposition grows to legislative initiatives in Guatemala and El Salvador that would set war criminals free.

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Indigenous rights

Indigenous Xinka march over contested Guatemalan mine

The Xinka say Pan American Silver, a mining company based in Canada, isn't compliant with a Constitutional Court ruling.

Indigenous Xinka march over contested Guatemalan mine

Indigenous rights

Guatemala war crime survivors challenge amnesty bill

Indigenous survivors filed for an injunction against a bill that would free country's war criminals.

Guatemala war crime survivors challenge amnesty bill

Asylum Seekers

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

Death of Jakelin Caal in US custody highlights how land conflicts and displacement fuel flight from indigenous villages.

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

Latin America

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Thousands head north, some obtaining humanitarian visas in Mexico, while others fear US's 'Remain in Mexico' policy.

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Indigenous rights

Guatemalans protest against bill that would free war criminals

Hundreds, including survivors and families of victims of the country's armed conflict, protest proposed amnesty law.

Guatemalans protest against bill that would free war criminals

Asylum Seekers

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Thousands of Hondurans wait on Mexico's border, hoping to find respite from poverty and political violence.

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Latin America

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Central Americans, some who are fleeing for second time, wait to receive humanitarian visas in Mexico.

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Latin America

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

A new caravan of more than 1,800 Central Americans left Honduras and El Salvador earlier this week.

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Latin America

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis

Ivan Velasquez says he will step aside if President Morales backs away from his decision to shut down CICIG.

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis