El Salvador: Fight Against Corruption Dealt Major Blow Ahead of Elections

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05/01/2019
Posted in El Salvador

Salvadoran politicians neuter one of the most prolific anti-corruption crusaders in Central America, Douglas Melendez, the now former Attorney General. It seems that the Salvadoran political class – including several former presidents – is content with crackdowns on violent crime and gang activity, as long as they can throw prosecutors and security forces off of …

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Facing Drug-Trafficking Charges in the US, the Brother of the President of Honduras is Denied Bail

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05/01/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

The plot thickens in what’s quickly becoming one of the year’s leading stories out of Honduras. Six weeks after the brother of President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested in Miami on four counts of drug trafficking and related charges, a U.S. district court judge denied bail to Antonio “Tony” Hernandez on the grounds that he …

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For US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America, The Past Must Inform The Present And Shape The Future

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03/01/2019

There exists a deeply troubled history of US foreign policy toward Latin America. As we move into the New Year, foreign governments with relationships in Latin America – like the United States and Canada – ought to take note of the failures of past engagements to inform future policy toward the region. John P. Longan …

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US “Big Stick” Policy in Nicaragua

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02/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

Some of the earliest manifestations of former US President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” approach to US foreign policy can be seen in Nicaragua. In 1909, pursuant to Roosevelt’s Big Stick policy, the United States supported conservative-led forces rebelling against President José Santos Zelaya. American policy was driven by differences over control of the proposed cross-isthmus …

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On Sidelines of Jair Bolsonaro’s Inauguration, Pompeo and Netanyahu Double Team Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández

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02/01/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

It appears that Washington is eager to support right-of-center leaders in Latin America after the “pink tide” of leftist governments in the region has, at long last, ebbed. So far, Brazil and Guatemala have followed the White House’s lead and moved to relocate their country’s embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And on …

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