‘Love in the time of COVID’ – How Nicaragua is attempting to hide the virus rather than treat it

In Nicaragua, ‘express burials’ where the fallen victims of COVID-19 are buried as soon as possible, often in the middle of the night, with no filming allowed and only a small number of family members able to attend, are common practice as part of President Daniel Ortega’s bid to downplay the severity of the virus. The author explores the situation in one of Central America’s worst performing economies and whether the handling of the COVID crisis could be a catalyst for widespread political change in the country.

Domestic abuse increases in UK lockdown: How is the government responding?

While lockdown was enforced by the British government in an attempt to keep the public safe, for many staying at home has exposed them to a much greater threat to their safety. The author explores the truth behind the staggering rise in domestic abuse cases in the UK since lockdown began and reminds us how this is an issue that should not be overlooked even in the midst of a pandemic.