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NicaNotes: From Headache to COVID Test: My Journey through the Nicaraguan Public Health System

By Becca Mohally-Renk (Becca Mohally-Renk works with the Center for Development in Central America in Ciudad Sandino.) In early October I got a headache that wouldn’t go away…and it put me right inside the debate over Nicaragua’s response to COVID-19. Despite being the poorest country in the region, since the coronavirus pandemic hit Central America…

AfGJ Statement on Assassination Attempt against Piedad Córdoba — Delcaración de AfGJ sobre el Intento de Asesinato contra Piedad Córdoba

Español abajo From the Alliance for Global Justice: we condemn the attack against our colleague and friend Piedad Córdoba Ruiz, a Colombian lawyer and politician, on September 30 in the city of Bogotá. On Wednesday night, a group of eight armed men shot at the ex-senator’s vehicle. This attack, the constant threats against Piedad Córdoba…

Seven Afro-Colombian Youth Massacred in Cauca – Siete Jovenes Afrocolombianos Masacrados en Cauca

Español abajo THE ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE CONDEMNS THE VIOLENT ACTS AND MASSACRE THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN BUENOS AIRES, CAUCA. The Alliance for Social Justice forcefully express our outrage for the continued increase of violence in Colombia, particularly in the North region of the department of Cauca and concentrated in the Buenos Aires municipality. Yesterday, in…

Massacre by Police on Colombia’s Human Rights Day

By Eunice Escobar and James Patrick Jordan Colombia’s national Human Rights Day began with the brutal pre-sunrise killing of Javier Ordoñez, a 46-year-old lawyer and taxi driver. In the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, bystanders recorded police who beat and repeatedly tasered Ordoñez. He was arrested while going to the store with friends.…