Refinery in Colón: A Dream Cut Short for “Chico” López Who Arrived in Honduras with His Assets

agosto 12, 2021

*Francisco “Chico” López, the “preferred operator” for the Presidents of Honduras and Nicaragua, started, together with his Honduran associate, Gerardo Meraz, a refinery project currently paused but carefully followed by the ZEDE in the Bay of Trujillo in the Department […]

“Chico” López: The Nicaraguan that does Business with the Associates and Relatives of Juan Orlando Hernández in Honduras

agosto 11, 2021

*José Francisco López moved his illicit businesses to Honduras from Nicaragua, where he is protected by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. **The companies that the Nicaraguan would direct in his country were sanctioned by the […]

Investigation Exposes Nicaraguan Army’s Participation in 2018 Repression

abril 30, 2021

**Victim testimonies, confidential interviews and reconstructions of official reports collected by a Central American think tank in an independent investigation prepared at the request of a US agency revealed that the Nicaraguan Army was never neutral; instead, it actively participated […]

Quality Education, the Other Victim of the Coronavirus in Honduras

marzo 23, 2021

**The arrival of COVID-19 in March 2020 filled the population with uncertainty. Many thought that confinement would only last about two weeks and that school would soon return to normal. Expediente Público On account of the new coronavirus pandemic, the […]

Political violence in the 2021 Honduran elections

marzo 23, 2021

Expediente Público In November, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Honduras will hold general elections to elect the country’s president, representatives and mayors. Conflict and danger are predicted for the election because it has started out without any […]

Nicaragua, Covid-19, Educación

Back to school amid pandemic, repression and political pressure

marzo 23, 2021

It has been three weeks since Nicaragua’s public schools opened their doors to 1.8 million students. The government has done nothing except to promote biosecurity measures in schools, even though not all schools have adequate infrastructure and the necessary resources, […]