"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Immigrant Women in Puerto Rico: Organizing in solidarity to help each other

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA November 1, 2017   The contagious sound of the women who came to meet at the Dominican Woman's Center on Monday, October 30 filled the air. They met with hugs, kisses, laughter and hundreds of anecdotes about the ups and downs of daily...

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

The right-wing ARENA Party has introduced a bill that would increase [the] penalty [for abortion] to a prison sentence of 30 to 50 years—the same as aggravated homicide.

Entre Mujeres en Guatemala: Las mas fuerte solidaridad nace de las conexiones

María Suárez Toro, Escribana 10 de julio 2018 Perdieron tanto que ni siquiera habían alcanzado a contabilizarlo todo cuando llegó el grupo de CRAFTCO Guatemala a trabajar con ellas en la escuelita convertida en albergue cuando los embates de Volcán de Fuego a escasos...

Ambassadors of the sea: Youth committed to change

Giving the example, strengthening the sense of community and sea, the youth are an engine of change Article by Sol VallsThe Community Center for Diving and Ambassadors of the Sea is a non-profit social organization of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, founded in 2014 by local...

Teresa Suárez: “Hurricane María Also Planted Trees”

By María “Cuca” Súarez Toro for Claridad, ESCRIBANA February 5, 2018   A novel initiative developed by the owner of the Jardin y Vivero Plantas de Caparra, Teresa Suárez Toro could become an example for families and communities to contribute to the reforestation...

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