Growing Authoritarianism in Central America: Civil Society Perspectives and Recommendations

22 March 2023  03:00 - 04:30

Virtual Event | Organised by American Jewish World Service | Held in United States in English and Spanish
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Please join American Jewish World Service in a discussion on growing authoritarianism in Central America in advance of the second Summit for Democracy. We will feature civil society leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua to discuss rising authoritarianism and democratic backsliding in each country, demonstrating how this is a regional issue requiring greater international attention.


  • Maria Teresa Blandón, La Corriente Feminista, Nicaragua
  • Vidalina Morales, Mesa Nacional Frente la Minería Metalica(National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining), El Salvador
  • Jorge Santos, UDEFEGUA: Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Guatemala (Protection Unit for Guatemalan Human Rights Defenders), Guatemala

Moderated by Jo Marie Burt, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Senior Fellow, WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas, Vice President, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and Co-director, Verdad y Justicia en Guatemala