Past Event

The Erosion of Democracy in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

February 14, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 802

The Erosion of Democracy in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras


Carlos Dada is the Founder and Director of El Faro, the renowned Central American newspaper. Dada has been recognized with the Maria Moors Cabot Award and in 2022 was named a World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute. He has been a fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars and is a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. He is the author of some of the most emblematic chronicles of Central America in the last decade. 



Nina Alvarez is a journalist, documentarian and video photographer. For over twenty-five years, she has reported breaking news and feature stories from around the world, on broadcast and web segments, radio reports and long-form documentaries. Alvarez began her journalism career at ABC News, where she was a production associate on the acclaimed documentary series, Turning Point.   She went on to work in the Miami Bureau covering news in the southeast US and Latin America and established the Mexico City Bureau in 1997, reporting and producing breaking news, feature and investigative stories in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Her work with the network's top on-air talent was broadcast on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Good Morning America, Nightline and 20/20 and was recognized with three national Emmy Awards. An important theme in Alvarez's work has been the experience of migration, historically and today.  She has produced numerous video reports on refugees, undocumented laborers. victims of violence or exploitation and children.


Eduardo Moncada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. His research agenda focuses broadly on crime, urban politics, and subnational comparative analysis. He carries out most of his research in Latin America, but he is increasingly interested in building new theoretical, conceptual and empirical connections with similar political dynamics in other regions of the world. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and other parts of Latin America.


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