Worrying Developments in Guatemala’s Legislature

Posted by Editor
25/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

Last month, a bill that would grant freedom to dozens of Guatemalans convicted and incarcerated for crimes relating to the country’s brutal civil war passed the “first of three congressional readings.” There’s reason for worry amongst international observers. If passed, the bill would set a worrying precedent in Guatemala, not to mention distract from the …

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Takes a Stand on Nicaragua

Posted by Editor
24/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua

With the one-year anniversary mark for Nicaragua’s anti-Ortega protests rapidly approaching, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet sounds the alarm on the unrelenting repression and unrest in the embattled Central American country. The High Commissioner’s spokesman, Rupert Colville, said guilty verdicts and extremely heavy sentences have been handed down to a number …

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For President Ortega in Nicaragua, Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Posted by Editor
24/02/2019
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

At a time when it appears that President Danny Ortega of Nicaragua has destroyed his international diplomatic relationships, Taiwan is stepping up to the plate. The Los Angeles Times reports that Taiwan has pledged $100 million loan for Nicaragua’s infrastructure development and renovations. By signing on to the loan agreement, President Danny Ortega is demonstrating …

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Panama General Election 2019

Posted by Editor
22/02/2019
Posted in Panama

In a few months, Panama will follow El Salvador as the second of three Central American countries with general elections this year. On May 5, Panama holds general elections for a president and vice president, all 71 seats in the unicameral Congress, and 81 mayors. While the capital’s mayoral race featuring jailed ex-President Ricardo Martinelli …

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