Christmas, a time to campaign to free political prisoners in Nicaragua
Postcard made by Europe-based campaign to release political prisoners in Nicaragua. Art by French urban artist Oré, used with permission. The winter holidays are, for many, a season of rest—a time to celebrate with friends, family, and loved ones. But since mass protests swept Nicaragua in 2018, hundreds of Nicaraguan political prisoners have spent the holidays in prison. As of December 2020, there were 109 political prisoners according to Havana Times, 108 according to the Europe-based organization Nicaragua Libre Sin Presxs Politicxs, and 118 according to La Prensa, a major independent news ...
Solidarity among Hondurans in wake of Hurricane Eta
Screenshot of the YouTube video of Noticias Telemundo of Honduran images, November 5, 2020When Hurricane Eta ravaged Central America, it hit an already severely battered region. What had sprung as a Category 4 hurricane soon turned into a tropical storm and as of November 9, 235 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses. The numbers, however, are being updated every day.In Honduras, 1.6 million people have been affected and thousands are in need of shelters. On the ground, people are feeling a “combination of anguish, indignation, and solidarity”, according ...