Persistent Drought, Caused By Climate Change, Is Yet Another Migration Driver For Central Americans

Posted by Editor
07/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras

Insecurity is the primary factor within the decision making process for the thousands of Central Americans weighing the decision to leave their home countries for Mexico, the United States or elsewhere. However, ‘insecurity’ is often construed in popular American media coverage to be in reference to drug-trafficking, violence and other rampant crime. What’s often left …

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Rate of Political Imprisonment Rises in Nicaragua

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07/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

Confidencial, a popular Nicaraguan newspaper critical of the Ortega administration, reports that the number of political prisoners in Nicaragua has been steadily increasing since political repression began last year. Even civilians with as large a public profile as Carlos F. Chamorro [pictured], the founder of Confidencial, are not safe from persecution by the state, fleeing …

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Senator Rubio Once Again Makes His Mark on Latin America Policy

Posted by Editor
06/02/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

After successfully blocking the appointment of career-diplomat Francisco “Paco” Palmieri as Ambassador to Honduras, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is making his stranglehold over US foreign policy in Latin America increasingly evident. The move opens the door for a political appointee to serve as ambassador to a nation that has emerged as a centerpiece of …

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Allegations Of Campaign Finance Violations Levied Against Former Guatemalan Presidential Candidate

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06/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala sought Wednesday to have presidential candidate Sandra Torres Casanova’s immunity from prosecution withdrawn over a case of millions in alleged illicit campaign financing four years ago. Juan Francisco Sandoval, head of the anti-impunity prosecutors’ office, or FECI, said Torres’ National Unity of Hope party is suspected of receiving …

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