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

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

Latin America

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Hundreds march in Guatemala City against President Morales's attack on constitutional order and anti-corruption efforts.

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Latin America

Thousands of Central Americans await refugee status in Mexico

More than 3,000 Central Americans in southern Mexico are under consideration for refugee status in country.

Thousands of Central Americans await refugee status in Mexico

Human Rights

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

The political crisis resulting from last year's controversial presidential elections contributes to today's mass exodus.

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

US-Mexico border

US creating border crisis by stalling asylum cases, advocates say

Rights groups say it's 'inconceivable' US prioritised fortifying border over processing asylum cases expeditiously.

US creating border crisis by stalling asylum cases, advocates say

US-Mexico border

More asylum seekers arrive at border as US expands military power

Migrants and refugees continue long wait in Tijuana as US defence chief given extra authority to use military at border.

More asylum seekers arrive at border as US expands military power

US-Mexico border

Central Americans with disabilities seek compassion at US border

Friends Sergio Caceres and Daniel Folgar hope to find work in US to be able to afford treatment for their conditions.

Central Americans with disabilities seek compassion at US border

US-Mexico border

Mixed reception leaves Central Americans uncertain in Tijuana

Anti-migrant protesters in Mexican border town march towards complex housing thousands who fled their homes last month.

Mixed reception leaves Central Americans uncertain in Tijuana

US-Mexico border

'They said leave or else': Why a Honduran family is fleeing to US

Many Hondurans on the Central American exodus to the United States are fleeing violence and political persecution.

'They said leave or else': Why a Honduran family is fleeing to US

US-Mexico border

First refugees of 'Central American exodus' arrive at US border

Hundreds of asylum seekers fleeing violence, poverty arrive in Tijuana to begin the long wait to apply for asylum in US.

First refugees of 'Central American exodus' arrive at US border

Mexico

After resting in Mexico City, caravan ready to continue north

Some 5,000 Central Americans rested in makeshift refugee camp in city's stadium to prepare for next leg of journey.

After resting in Mexico City, caravan ready to continue north

Immigration

'The last call': Searching for missing relatives on migrant route

Tens of thousands of US-bound migrants and refugees have gone missing while crossing borders, rights groups say.

'The last call': Searching for missing relatives on migrant route