- May 21, 2020
In early May, 67 bishops and priests from the Amazon region published an open letter, asking for more attention from federal and state governments as well as state and federal legislation for the disease in the region.
Listen to a survivor of a massacre where many children were among the more than 600 killed or driven to their deaths into a river by Honduran and Salvadoran government forces, the two countries that straddle the body of water known as the Sumpul.
Bishop Silvio Baez, auxiliary of Managua, Nicaragua, spoke with journalists about the situation in his country, which he said faces to crises: a social and political one, but also one due to COVID-19 coronavirus that is worse than in the rest of the world because the government ignored the threat.
In a remote area called Las Aradas, where the river straddles Honduras and El Salvador, more than 600 people were killed over a 12-hour period on May 14, 1980.
Catholic field workers in Central America say the Trump administration’s decision to cut off funding to the region is worsening the pandemic.