Sandra Cuffe, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Sandra Cuffe

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

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Recent:
  • The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)
  • Al Jazeera English
Past:
  • Toward Freedom
  • Truthout
  • The Intercept
  • NACLA Report

Recent articles by Sandra:

Grassroots aid grows in middle-income Chile, as COVID-19 drives new needs

The pandemic has increased poverty and hunger in Chile. Unlike poorer countries in the region, there is little to no aid infrastructure. → Read More

Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over

A contentious budget bill pushed thousands into the streets to call for an end to corruption, among other demands. → Read More

‘I am tired of it’: Femicides spark outrage across Guatemala

Women are protesting this weekend in the Central American nation after recent murders fuel sorrow and calls for action. → Read More

‘There is no work’: Hondurans brave risks in US-bound caravan

Guatemala is cracking down on a Honduran migrant caravan, as thousands entered the country on foot this week. → Read More

Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption

Several officials are accused of conspiring to defraud state funds during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Mexico judge orders release of migrants vulnerable to coronavirus

Judge also rules that Mexican authorities must guarantee healthcare, protection from COVID-19 to all detained migrants. → Read More

Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Street protests paused as gov't declares state of catastrophe, but movement continues with pots and pans, other methods. → Read More

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Groups estimate more than one million women rallied across the country for women's rights and against state repression. → Read More

High school students lead protest resurgence in Chile

School year kicks off with renewed rallies as students take to streets to denounce structural inequality in education. → Read More

Colombian farmers continue push against mining, for peace

A protracted struggle against AngloGold Ashanti continues in the town of Jericó, Colombia. → Read More

Chileans kick off campaign for new constitution

Mass protests against structural inequality are expected to intensify before April referendum. → Read More

US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion: MSF

Report also says 'Remain in Mexico' policy makes things 'much worse' for migrants suffering from mental health issues. → Read More

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Country's rights ombudsman calls for probe into threats against Casa del Migrante, which hosts migrants heading north. → Read More

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

The so-call 'safe third country' agreement has drawn widespread criticism from migrant rights advocates. → Read More

Guatemalan officials arrested for corruption after leaving office

The officials, including an ex-congresswoman and ex-mayor, lost immunity after a new administration was sworn in. → Read More

Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption

Jimmy Morales's immunity will lapse for just a few hours on Tuesday before he's sworn into Central American Parliament. → Read More

We Love Music: Songs of Mapuche resistance & Chilean protest

In Wallmapu, Indigenous Mapuche territory, resistance and repression never stopped. More new music here. → Read More

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: INDH report

In damning report, Chile's National Human Rights Institute says crackdown 'produced most serious abuses since 1989'. → Read More

Chile's 'A rapist in your path' chant hits 200 cities: Map

Thousands of women have performed a feminist chant to protest against sexual assault, victim blaming and state violence. → Read More

Chile protests 2 months on: 'We're ready to continue to very end'

Government concessions have failed to satisfy protesters who've vowed to stay in the streets until their demands are met → Read More