Jovana brings the perspective of both a front-line regional expert as well as that of a dynamic systems changer.
El Salvador’s February 4th Election: Eight Keys to Understanding the Political Context and Likely Results
In an effort to provide context for the upcoming elections, we highlight eight important factors to consider in assessing the political landscape in El Salvador. While this document acknowledges President Bukele’s personal popularity, it also places it in a broader political context so that United States policy makers can understand the growing threats to democracy his re-election represents.
We support the electoral results in Guatemala and commend the determination of its citizenry to defend their right to elect their authorities.
Democracy depends on an independent media that guarantees the right of citizens to express themselves and be informed.
As Guatemala’s elPeriódico closes, SIF reiterates its support for independent journalism in Central America
We reiterate our commitment to support independent journalism in Guatemala and in Central America, and to contribute to the defense of freedom of information and expression, inalienable and fundamental rights in any democracy.
This means that emergency contraception will now be available for all women, in all cases, not just for survivors of sexual violence.
Seattle International Foundation’s CAMY Fund and Global Fund for Children share learnings and reflections from a participatory research project titled “Disruptive Youth Movements in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia” that was carried out between 2019–2021 and presented in August 2022.
Organizations Applaud Recent U.S. Treasury Sanction Targeting Russian Corruption in the Guatemalan Mining Sector
This is a significant step towards combating corruption and promoting accountability in Guatemala.
Civil Society Organizations Welcome Introduction of House Resolution to Restore the Rule of Law in Guatemala
U.S. civil society organizations welcome the House Resolution on Guatemala introduced on November 16, 2022 by Representatives Norma Torres, Albio Sires, Chuy Garcia, Jim McGovern, and Joaquin Castro.
Ante la denuncia de amenaza de muerte realizada este jueves por el líder garífuna Alfredo López Álvarez, fiscal del Comité de Defensa de Tierras de la comunidad Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras, la Fundación Internacional de Seattle (SIF) hace un llamado a las autoridades hondureñas y a la cooperación internacional a velar por la integridad física tanto de López como de otros líderes garífunas que han sido amenazados en los últimos días.
El Foro Centroamericano de Donantes 2022 dio inicio este día en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, con la participación de más de 450 personas expertas y líderes de la sociedad civil y el sector filantrópico, gubernamental y empresarial para discutir sobre asuntos prioritarios en Centroamérica y forjar alianzas en favor del desarrollo de la región.
The freedom of the press and the independence of justice operators are pillars of democracy, and they are fundamental rights that the State of Guatemala is required to respect.
After nearly eight years with SIF, Olga is leaving the foundation to begin a new chapter in her professional career.
Nominate a social organization based in Central America to be recognized during CADF 2021
As an impassioned expert on human rights, Adriana Beltrán brings to SIF more than 20 years of experience championing justice and democracy in Central America and beyond.
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“We need to get away from the notion that it’s just a matter of making an announcement with some kind of aid plan that would remedy all these problems,” says Eric Olson, director of policy at the Seattle International Foundation and an expert on Central America.
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras figured prominently in a U.S. drug trial, but few think it will matter in a country mired in corruption. “We need to give the people of Central America a sense of hope. And that starts with fighting corruption and ending this ridiculous theft of Hondurans’ future,” says Eric L. Olson, director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives at the Seattle International Foundation.
The situation at the U.S.– Mexico border is urgent, but the crisis is in Central America. The solution to this problem cannot be a return to Trump-era policies of inhumane treatment as a policy of dissuasion. Family separation and forcing migrants to remain in makeshift shelters across the border is morally wrong and bad policy.