El Salvador and Guatemala “postpone” high-level diplomatic meeting in Washington

Posted by Editor
07/09/2018

Amidst uncomfortable tensions between the United States and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, El Salvador and Guatemala made a last-minute decision to “postpone” sending their respective diplomatic missions to Washington this week. What was supposed to be a high-level diplomatic meeting to discuss aid, security, and migration cooperation between the US, Mexico, El …

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President Morales is Toxic for Guatemalan Democracy

Posted by Editor
05/09/2018
Posted in Guatemala

Guatemala’s ascent from decades of civic and economic despair has been a sort of Cinderella story in Central America — no one expected it. But developments this week show that Jimmy Morales is backpedaling at a breakneck speed. “Four days after Morales announced he would allow the mandate of the UN-backed Commission against Corruption and …

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In Guatemala and Nicaragua, the UN gets more than a “cold shoulder”

Posted by Editor
03/09/2018
Posted in Guatemala, Nicaragua, USA

The United Nations has been dealt two separate setbacks in Central America this week. In a region where the state of democracy has historically been marked by corruption, impunity, crime and human rights violations, the most recent actions against the UN by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Nicaraguan President Danny Ortega exhibit all-too-familiar trappings of …

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The Story Changes for Latin American News Media

Posted by Editor
15/07/2018

The malpractice of government institutions in Latin America often takes form as  misuse of public funds, conflicts of interest and corruption, state-backed violence, electoral fraud and media censorship among other transgressions. Though in the global context, each of these wrongs are often products of an authoritarian or otherwise undemocratic government. In Latin America however, the …

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