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

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Sandra Torres, of centrist National Unity of Hope, running up against Alejandro Giammattei, of right-wing Vamos party.

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Human Rights

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report

Global Witness finds Guatemala experienced sharpest increase in number of land, environmental defenders murders in 2018.

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report

Human Rights

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty

Amnesty International accuses US government of conducting 'discriminatory campaign' against migrant rights defenders.

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty

Latin America

Ten years after coup, Hondurans flee amid violence and repression

Thousands of Hondurans have fled the country in recent months as a government crackdown on protests continues.

Ten years after coup, Hondurans flee amid violence and repression

Latin America

Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know

Protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez are likely to continue as the anniversary of the 2009 coup approaches.

Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know

Women's Rights

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Lawyers vow to appeal after judge rules against Maya Achi women who said they were raped during Guatemala's civil war.

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Asylum Seekers

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Latin America

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide

Luis Enrique Mendoza, on the run since 2011, faces charges for his alleged role in 1982 massacre of Maya Ixil people.

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide

Guatemala

Guatemalans vote in general election amid tensions

A top election official recently left the country due to threats of violence.

Guatemalans vote in general election amid tensions

Latin America

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

Presidential candidates' proposals to address migration range from farmer support to US military bases

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

Guatemala

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy

Lacking rights and rights protections, informal workers can suffer debilitating blows to their fragile livelihoods.

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy

Latin America

Confusion over Mexico's National Guard deployment to south border

Days after deployment announced, no signs of forces at Mexico-Guatemala border; officials refuse to discuss deployment.

Confusion over Mexico's National Guard deployment to south border