Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s “Days Are Numbered” According To The Trump Administration

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20/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton [pictured], took to Twitter today to reiterate President Trump’s assertion that Ortega’s “days are numbered.” The administration’s apparent re-prioritization of Nicaragua is hastening as dual humanitarian and diplomatic crises persist in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. In the eyes of Bolton and President Trump, two members of Latin America’s “Troika …

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US Democrats’ Push to Expose Elliott Abrams’ Questionable History Unearths Mass Grave in El Salvador

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15/02/2019
Posted in El Salvador, USA

President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, has a ‘special’ history in the Central American isthmus, which has led some US legislators, like Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to question his fit for the role. This week, archaeologists are in El Salvador at the site of the El Mozote massacre, where thirty eight years ago …

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Senator Rubio Once Again Makes His Mark on Latin America Policy

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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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US Government Denies Visas to Honduran Legislators Implicated in Corruption Scandal

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04/02/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

Several Spanish-language news media outlets are reporting that several former and current Honduran legislators who’ve been accused of embezzlement of public funds from a sham-NGO have had their US Visas denied. According to reporting from Televicentro Aldo Santos, a legal scholar, referred to the decision as a “moral sanction”. This is the most recent development in …

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Going From Bad To Worse In Guatemala

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04/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

Since his refusal to allow for the return of Iván Velásquez, the current chief of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Jimmy Morales’s behavior is of increasing concern for international observers who were once optimistic about Guatemala’s prospects for democratic ‘normalcy’. Now that he’s effectively expelled the investigative body, things are looking worse …

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