Media and Politics in Central America


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Today, Central America is struggling to deal with continued political crises, corruption scandals, migration, and violence and insecurity. Journalists in the region play a critical role in investigating and reporting on these important issues, while at the same time navigating a difficult political environment.

To discuss these key challenges, the Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to partner with the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS), a think tank at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica, to host a discussion with three leading voices in journalism: Carlos Fernando Chamorro of Confidencial (Nicaragua), Martín Rodríguez of Nómada (Guatemala), and José Luis Sanz of El Faro (El Salvador). 

Chamorro, Sanz, and Rodríguez will address how Central American media is reporting on and dealing with the current political environment. They will share their perspectives on reporting in the region.  All three participated in a study on the subject funded by ICCO Cooperation and Free Press Unlimited in partnership with CLACDS.

Follow this event on Twitter at #MediaPolitics and @The_Dialogue.

This event will be held in Spanish.

A light lunch will be served.


  • Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Founder and Editor, Confidencial (@cefeche)
  • Martín Rodríguez, Founder and Director, Nómada (@revolufashion)
  • José Luis Sanz, Director, El Faro (@jlsanz)


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