Salvadorans Appear Ready To Elect An Outsider

Posted by Editor
01/02/2019
Posted in El Salvador

The outsider appeal of Nayib Bukele, the former mayor of San Salvador and current Salvadoran presidential candidate, certainly appears to be helping him in the polls, according to Gallup.   The presidential campaign period closed with Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) candidate Bukele leading local polls ahead of Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) candidate Carlos …

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President Ortega of Nicaragua Acts Like He’s Not Going Anywhere Soon

Posted by Editor
31/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

A few months short of a year since anti-government demonstrations began in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega is showing no signs of stepping down, despite condemnation from numerous international governments and institutions. On the contrary, it appears that the increasingly authoritarian Central American president is emboldened in his position, even to the point where he’s announced …

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Corruption Tops the Agenda in Upcoming Salvadoran General Election

Posted by Editor
31/01/2019
Posted in El Salvador

For the first time in over a quarter-century an outsider presidential candidate is leading the polls in El Salvador. Nayib Bukele, a young former-mayor of the Central American nation’s capital city, is determined to set El Salvador on a course that finally addresses the elephant in the room – corruption – an especially important issue …

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Shipment of Honduran Coffee Contaminated With 644K of Cocaine

Posted by Editor
30/01/2019
Posted in Honduras

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say they have seized 644 kilograms (1,420 pounds) of cocaine hidden in bags of Honduran coffee, one of the largest drug hauls in Italy in recent years. In a joint statement Wednesday, Italian financial police and the customs agency said the drugs seized Jan. 15 at the port of Livorno …

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“Get Out JOH”: Honduran Students Protest President Hernández

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30/01/2019
Posted in Honduras

The same passions that pushed thousands of Hondurans to take to the streets following President Juan Orlando Hernández’s controversial reelection seem to be alive and well a year after his inauguration. Police in Honduras fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters who blocked a major road in the capital Tegucigalpa as they called for …

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