Six Trends Will Shape Nicaragua In The New Year

Posted by Editor
19/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

At present, there’s no end in sight for the crisis in Nicaragua. President Danny Ortega is tightening his grip on power as journalists, judges, students and other potential targets of his administration continue to flee. Worried that the Central American nation may soon follow in the same footsteps as Venezuela, officials from the EU, the …

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US Legislators Urge Action Against Guatemala

Posted by Editor
18/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

The constitutional crisis taking place in Guatemala is rapidly worsening, and legislators in Washington are taking notice. 47 US Dems ask Trump to sanction Guatemala government WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and …

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Nicaragua’s OAS Membership Is Vulnerable

Posted by Editor
17/01/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

International neighbors in the Western Hemisphere are beginning to indicate their willingness to act on their disapproval of President Danny Ortega’s administration in Nicaragua, which many observers liken to a 21st century dictatorship. Interestingly though, the nation’s Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada (pictured), has written to Marcelo Ebrard, his Mexican counterpart, for assistance. The Nicaraguan government has …

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Corrupt Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Enjoys Seemingly Unconditional Support From Trump Administration

Posted by Editor
17/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

The Trump administration’s continued silence on President Morales’ decision to expel CICIG – a UN backed anti-corruption investigative body – speaks volumes. The White House has an unfortunate history with Guatemala, one that goes back decades and has only recently improved. However, the Trump administration’s decision to tacitly endorse the actions of President Morales endangers …

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“Corruption directly saps the ability of weak countries to improve the well-being of their peoples.”

Posted by Editor
15/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras, USA

As one of Guatemala’s most effective mechanisms for prosecuting corrupt government officials, CICIG (an internationally supported anti-corruption unit) helped to improve the quality of life for citizens of the embattled Central American country, and even served as a model for similar operations in the region, such as MACCIH in Honduras. Writing for The Globe and …

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