Trump administration walks back threats to TPS for Hondurans

Posted by Editor
13/03/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

There are deep, persistent social and economic issues in Honduras, Nepal and plenty of other countries around the world that are driving residents to emigrate. It appears that the Trump administration this week at least partially conceded to this reality in agreeing to halt the rollback of Temporary-Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans and Nepalis. The case …

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Former Guatemala Attorney General Officially Becomes Candidate for the Presidency

Posted by Editor
11/03/2019
Posted in Guatemala

A veritable “corruption buster” Guatemala’s former Attorney General Thelma Aldana has officially been nominated by the Seed Movement party, an unsurprising move as Guatemala finds itself in the midst of a deepening constitutional crisis. GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A prominent former Guatemalan prosecutor was nominated Sunday to run for president by the Seed Movement party. …

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Exciting Progress in Nicaragua Peace Talks

Posted by Editor
10/03/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Peace talks between President Ortega’s administration and the nation’s political opposition are making exciting progress in Nicaragua. Hopefully, the crisis will be resolved before the arrival of the first anniversary of the regime’s violent, systematic repression of political dissent. Government talks resumed with the opposition last month after a first attempt at agreement fell apart, …

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Mediation Talks Show Promise in Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
28/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Over the course of the last year, President Danny Ortega has demonstrated time and again his indifference for the grievances of students, activists and other political opponents in Nicaragua. Yet in the last few days Ortega seems to have had a change of heart, though it would be foolish to not maintain a healthy level …

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Bated Breath in Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
26/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

After a year of gaining international attention for all the wrong reasons, Nicaraguan President Danny Ortega has announced the resumption of “talks” with the opposition. President Ortega is growing increasingly isolated as a result of his crackdown on the press and political dissidents, and the opposition is looking to air grievances that go far beyond …

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