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Honorata Zapasnik

Honorata Zapaśnik

Reporter

Outriders’ correspondent for Mexico and Latin America. She studied Journalism and Social Communication at Warsaw University. She learned the art of reporting at “Laboratorium Reportazu”. She worked at ¨Polish Daily” in London and gazeta.pl. Her articles and reports were published in “Duzy Format”, “Zwierciadlo”, “Weekend”, “Podroze Kultura Swiat”, and “Nowy Dziennik” in New York, amongst others. She produces short reports for Polish TV. Some of her reports were published in the book “Kazdy zrobil, co trzeba”. Email: honorata.zapasnik@outride.rs

6 April 2018
Bolivia, North America, South America

Bolivia demands access to the Pacific from Chile

President of , demands that initiates the negotiations on Bolivia’s border with Chile and its access to the Pacific Ocean. “It’s the Chilean oligarchs who don’t want to give us this access”, he said, adding that all the Chilean ports belong to private entrepreneurs.
Honorata Zapaśnik
5 April 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The refugee cavalcade scared Donald Trump

On March 25, the cavalcade of refugees – about 1600 people from Central America – crossed the border with Mexico. It is heading towards the capital of the country. US President claimed Mexico does not take American immigration laws seriously and does not take any steps to stop the illegal immigrants either.
Honorata Zapaśnik
17 March 2018
Colombia, North America, South America

FARC loses the elections in Colombia

The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, which consists of former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC) gained only 100,000 votes in the first elections to the National Congress. The Colombians proved they remember about several years of bloody fights between FARC and the government. The civil war begun in 1964 […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
7 March 2018
Argentina, South America

Argentina warns Bolivian immigrants: free health service might come to an end

The President of Argentina has announced that he will impose a medical care charge for Bolivians who come to Argentina specially to benefit from free medical treatment.
Honorata Zapaśnik
28 February 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

James Bond and the guitar with a skull

Coco, the Oscar-nominated animated film about the Day of the Dead in Mexico changed the lives of the people from the Paracho village which is known for being the main manufacturer of guitars in the country. It was not the first time when the movie industry has contributed to an increased interest in Mexico.
Honorata Zapaśnik
22 February 2018
Argentina, South America

Women in Argentina want abortion to be legal

In Argentina, pregnancy can be terminated legally only in two cases: when it is the result of a rape or when it threatens the life of a mother. Despite that fact, there are between 370,000 to 522,000 abortions done there every year. It means that almost 40% of all pregnancies are interrupted. 80,000 women a […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
14 February 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The fall of the most dangerous drug cartel in Mexico

Police has apprehended José Maria Guizar Valencia, the boss of the Los Zetas cartel. This drug dealer, who was living in for the last six months, was arrested in one of the fancy restaurants in the . Valencia was one of the most wanted men in Mexico – the United States offered a reward of […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 February 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

To be like Pablo Escobar

, or are only a few examples of drug-related TV series made in recent years. Just like the real criminals, the fictional drug barons engage in money laundering, assassinations or smuggling heroin across borders. Juan Pablo Escobar believes that these productions inspire thousands of young people to follow in the footsteps of his father, Pablo […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
31 January 2018
North America, South America, Venezuela

More and more Venezuelans flee the country

More than 650,000 of 31 million citizens left their country last year because of the deteriorating economic situation. Most of them emigrated to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the United States, Panama, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica. It is expected that this year the number will rise even further – research done in the […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
25 January 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Activists lose their lives in Latin America

Two out of three activists killed last year in the world came from Latin America. The Front Line Defenders organization has reported 216 deaths. The deadliest countries for human rights defenders are Colombia and Brazil. A non-governmental organization announced today that in 2017 more than 300 human rights defenders had been killed in 27 countries. […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
18 January 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

A little girl in red socks

The police detained a mother and a stepfather suspected of murdering a four-year-old girl whose body was found on the streets of , Mexico, on March 18, 2017. The murderers were captured only due to the involvement of journalists. Mexico has been dealing with for years. More than 1,500 women and girls were murdered last […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
11 January 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Three months later: still out on the streets

Three blocks of flats were destroyed and six are at risk of collapsing after the September 19th 2017 in the district of Tlalpan in Mexico City. The rescue teams moved the affected inhabitants to a park located few hundred meters away. Ordinary Mexicans started bringing tents, mattresses, sleeping bags and food. At that time, the […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
4 January 2018
North America, Peru, South America

Peru is divided by the pardoning of the former President

Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was pardoned by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the President-in-office. Fujimori left prison after spending 10 years there and avoided the remaining 15 years of imprisonment for corruption and murder. Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel prize in Literature, stated that Kuczynski had betrayed millions of Peruvians who voted […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
28 December 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

The deadliest country for journalists

Gustavo Perez Aguilando, a 35-year old reporter of the Voice of the South magazine in was murdered while attending the Christmas festival at his son’s primary school. It was already the 12th journalist killed in 2017 in Mexico. According to , Mexico and Syria are the world’s most dangerous countries for the media workers. The […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
20 December 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

The day I met ‘El Chapo’

Mexican actress and producer Kate del Castillo claimed in the documentary ‘The Day I Met ‘El Chapo’ that the TV station Televisa encourages its actresses to prostitute themselves. Her confession has caused a stir in the Mexican media. The representatives of Televisa have announced they would sue the actress for defamation, and the Mexican MPs […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
14 December 2017
Honduras, North America, South America

Honduras: opposition wants new elections

Salvador Nasralla, the candidate of the left in Honduras’ presidential election accuses the authorities of the country of manipulating the results in favor of the ruling president, Juan Orlando Hernandez and calls for a repeated vote.  “The whole world knows what happened and I don’t believe it is going to allow people’s voices to be […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
7 December 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

The ‘sea cow’ loses its battle against poachers

The California porpoise, also known as the Gulf of California harbour porpoise, which inhabits nearshore areas of the northern part of the Gulf of California in Mexico, is vulnerable to extinction. Although cetaceans have been protected for many years, they still fall into poachers’ trammels. – Now there are only thirty of them – confirmed […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
29 November 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

‘Los Zetas’ cartel is losing its domain

Federal Police detained Martiniano de Jesus Jaramillo Silva, the boss of a drug cartel ‘Los Zetas Vieja Escuela’, suspected of killing 72 emigrants in in 2010. It was one of the most vicious massacres of this gang. Mariniano de Jesus Jaramillo Silva was 56 years old. He had a nickname ‘El Pata de Queso’ – […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
23 November 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Odebrecht case – the biggest scandal in America

The trial of a former Ecuador vice president Jorge Glas and twelve other officials suspected of receiving multimillion bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht started on November 24. The National Court of Justice granted Glas a preliminary custody in October fearing that he might palter.
Honorata Zapaśnik
13 November 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

A Chilean-Spanish couple head kidnappers ring

39-year-old Isabel Gomez Mazarro de Santiago was arrested by Spanish police in , where she was hiding from justice. She and her husband Raul Julio Escobar Poblete, of Chilean origin, were accused of kidnapping people in Mexico. It appeared during the investigation that the man is also one of the most wanted criminals in Chile.
Honorata Zapaśnik
1 November 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Sugar skulls and the death parade

The celebration of is one of the oldest Mexican traditions. On this occasion, is organized in Mexico City. People go out on the streets dressed up as death, the ones at home prepare altars honoring those who passed away.
Honorata Zapaśnik
30 October 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

A policeman sentenced for bullying a journalist

Jose Montaño Quiroz, a former chief of police in the state of Puebla, Mexico, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison for false arrest and torturing of a journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro. This is the end of a huge story that has lasted since 2005.
Honorata Zapaśnik
4 October 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Earthquake in Mexico through the eyes of the residents

A multi-storey building collapsed on Alvaro Obregon 286, in a district located in the centre of Mexico City. There were 27 survivors and several dozen bodies were exhumed from the rubble. – is ongoing, but the chances of finding someone still living are small – says Alex, who has been a rescue volunteer for more […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
20 September 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexico was struck again on the anniversary of the biggest earthquake

The epicentre of an earthquake was in the state of Puebla, at a depth of 51 kilometres, about 120 kilometres from the city of Mexico. It was felt by the inhabitants of the states: Mexico, Puebla, Morelos and Guerrero. The seismic alarm in the capital did not work.
Honorata Zapaśnik
15 September 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexico will fight for “the dreamers”

The Mexican government offers employment to the Mexicans involved in the DACA program and ensures that it will welcome them with open arms. Simultaneously Luis Videgaray, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, admits that none of “the dreamers” wants to leave the United States.
Honorata Zapaśnik