Access to Information in Central America

When? Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4pm (EST), 3pm (Panama City, Mexico City), 2pm (Guatemala, San Jose)

Video recording in Spanish below. Please choose closed captions – settings for either Spanish subtitles or English translation.


  • Margarita Vannini, Nicaragua
  • Carlos Barsallo, President, Libertad Ciudadana, Panamá
  • Carlos Hernández, President, Asociación para una Sociedad Justa, Honduras
  • Andrés Araya, Costa Rica Integra

Moderator: Ulysses Jaen, Law Library Director, Ave Maria Law School

Rapporteuse: Sarah Buck, UC San Diego

Over the past few decades, Central America has experienced some of the most dramatic natural as well as man-made disasters in the entire region. The accumulation of these problems have incredible consequences for neighboring countries and more importantly, for the people living in these countries. Speakers talked about the multiple crises in Central America, how problems with misinformation and access (or lack thereof) to trustworthy information as well as the pandemic have created a perfect storm situation in the region.

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