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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Worrying Developments in Guatemala’s Legislature

Posted by Editor
25/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

Last month, a bill that would grant freedom to dozens of Guatemalans convicted and incarcerated for crimes relating to the country’s brutal civil war passed the “first of three congressional readings.” There’s reason for worry amongst international observers. If passed, the bill would set a worrying precedent in Guatemala, not to mention distract from the …

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Central American Refugees Fleeing Increasingly Inhospitable Climate

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22/02/2019

While violence, insecurity, drugs and corruption are all persistent migration drivers in Central America, many who are fleeing these countries for the US-Mexico border are indeed some of the first climate refugees from the region that the United States can increasingly expect in coming decades. According to Edwin Castellanos, a climate scientist from Guatemala, a …

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US DHS Unveils Multilateral Plan in Accordance with Administration’s Declaration of a ‘State of Emergency’

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21/02/2019

In accordance with President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency stemming from immigration at the US-Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen has unveiled a new, multilateral security initiative between the governments of the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. In a statement, El Salvador’s government said the new initiative was aimed at …

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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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