Foreign Agents Law: what does it imply for Salvadoran civil society and what are the precedents in the region?
Latin America In recent weeks, there has been growing concern over the possible sanction in El Salvador of a Foreign Agents Bill that would oblige civil society organizations that receive foreign funding to register in a registry, channel the flow of funds through supervised financial institutions and pay a 40% tax. For President Nayib Bukele, […]
Mexico Impact | Negative Civicus Rating | Repressed On November 22, Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared of public interest and national security the projects and works in charge of the national government, a measure that would also allow him to reject requests for access to information under the principle of confidentiality. The agreement establishes a […]
El Salvador Impact | Negative Civicus Rating| Obstructed On November 23, a group of journalists, opposition politicians and CSO referents received an alert on their cell phones from Apple, warning them that they could be victims of espionage by “state-sponsored attackers” due to their activity and interference in the political and social life of the […]
Colombia Impact | Positive Probability | High Civicus Rating | Repressed On November 22, nine presidential pre-candidates discussed one of the most sensitive issues in Colombian politics today: the need for police reform in light of the institutional violence recorded in recent years. The meeting organized by El Espectador was attended by Roy Barreras (La […]
Colombia Impact | Positive Probability | High Civicus Rating | Repressed On November 18, the Seventh Committee approved a bill that establishes norms for the protection of the human rights of social leaders who are part of Community Action Organizations. The Community Action Boards are civil organizations with wide geographical coverage that encourage citizen participation […]