Mike Pompeo Travels to Panama, Delivers Anti-China Message

Posted by Editor
19/10/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

Visiting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today issued a paternalistic warning regarding China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America, evoking memories of the Monroe Doctrine. “As his plane left Panama City, Mr. Pompeo recounted his talks with Mr. Varela and local journalists. Clearly concerned that Panama …

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Activists Blame Trump for Mass Honduran Emigration

Posted by Editor
16/10/2018

US President Donald Trump has threatened to restrict and ultimately halt foreign assistance to Honduras if the government fails to stop the massive migrant caravan leaving the Central American country. Putting aside the moral and diplomatic obstacles, should this warning become a reality the White House would effectively worsen the some of the nation’s economic …

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The Late Archbishop Oscar Romero is Far From Forgotten

Posted by Editor
12/10/2018
Posted in El Salvador

The role of the Catholic Church in Central American politics is often overlooked by casual students of Latin America. Regardless, the legacies of clergymen such as Guatemalan Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera and Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero are alive and well today in the region. Both of these men spoke out against the violent and …

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Journalists Suffer Awful Working Conditions in Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
10/10/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has been in turmoil for several months now, with clashes between the mostly student-led anti-Ortega demonstrators and pro-government radicals and security forces. Journalists covering the deterioration of this Central American democracy are at increasing risk of verbal abuse, physical violence, and worse. Watch the full video from Al-Jazeera here.

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