A Damning Portrait of Presidential Corruption, but Hondurans Sound Resigned

A Damning Portrait of Presidential Corruption, but Hondurans Sound Resigned

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 crisis is in Central America not the border

The crisis is in Central America not the border

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.

Migration in Central America

Migration in Central America

Migration in Central America is an analysis of the migration trends, drivers, policies and actors in the Northern Triangle of Central America. It documents and analyzes the stubborn persistence of migration, while also raising questions that could form the basis of relevant policy research and analysis.

SIF Names Arturo Aguilar as Executive Director

SIF Names Arturo Aguilar as Executive Director

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) today named José Arturo Aguilar as its new Executive Director. Aguilar is an internationally-renowned human rights defender and political strategist, with more than 20 years of experience championing justice and democracy in Latin America, especially in his home country of Guatemala.

Central America Investment for Development Study

Central America Investment for Development Study

This study serves as a starting point for conversation around the strengths and weaknesses of the social investment process by different actors in Central America. It maps out and analyzes the amount of resources allocated by the region’s private sector to social investment and philanthropic projects or programs.