On the pink corridor

Nicolle and Brithany are two trans women living in Honduras. They have something else in common, they both spent time in prison. They tell me about their experience in the overcrowded male prison ruled by gangs and even take me on a visit inside.

An article published in print in the New Internationalist Magazine September – October 2020

Also published online

© Frauke Decoodt. 3. Trans sex worker in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 2018

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Three years after the fire that killed 41 girls in Guatemala

“I don’t want anyone to wish me a Happy Women’s Day on March 8th,” recently said Brendy Cuy Urizar. Elsa Siquín Montafúr doesn’t celebrate this day either. Brendy is the aunt of Yohanna and Elsa the mother of Yemmi; two of the 41 girls who died in the ‘Safe House’ fire in Guatemala on March 8th, 2017.

El Confidencial – 16th of March 2020

© Frauke Decoodt. Una mujer llega a hacer una ceremonia dentro del altar para las niñas en el Parque Central frente al palacio presidencial. Guatemala 2020
© Frauke Decoodt. Una mujer llega a hacer una ceremonia dentro del altar para las niñas en el Parque Central frente al palacio presidencial. Guatemala 2020

 

Article originally written in Spanish and published in various media on 8th of March.

Translated by / Continue to read on: El Confidencial

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Surviving violence and Ortega in Nicaragua

“They killed my son. It hurts so much, it crushes me.” With a low voice Patrona del Carmen tells the story of her 22 year old son José Casco. José is one of the more than 300 killed in Nicaragua since the popular uprising began on the 18th of April.

José, everybody called him El Chino, grew up in El Viejo, a small town close to the Honduran border. At this rundown family house Patrona sits down beneath a massive picture of him adorned with plastic flowers in blue and white, the colors of Nicaragua’s flag and of the movement he died for on the 5th of June.

Confidencial   — 4 august 2018

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