Death of a Brazilian student in Managua may be a rallying cry for silent Western Hemisphere

Posted by Editor
25/07/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

An authoritarian government like that of President Danny Ortega’s in Nicaragua has no place in a democratic society. But so far, his administration has received inadequate condemnation from the Western Hemisphere community. Though it’s unfortunate, hopefully the death of an international student in Managua will be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. ” …

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Second Honduran Congressman Faces Drug Trafficking Charges in US

Posted by Editor
18/07/2018
Posted in Honduras, USA

For decades, Honduras has found itself at the logistical drug-traffic midpoint between Colombia and the United States. As in other countries, the flow of dirty money and drugs through Honduras damaged the integrity of democratic institutions and eroded the nation’s rule of law. The legacy of narco-trafficking, unfortunately, still survives today in Honduras. How do …

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President Ortega’s Allies Score a Victory Against Protestors

Posted by Editor
17/07/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

Now three months underway, the anti-Ortega movement has been dealt a serious blow by government loyalists and security forces. In a suburb of Manaya city this week, a stronghold of anti-government protestors was overrun and seized by the state’s allies. “Tuesday’s clash lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against …

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Prevention can be more powerful than Deterrence

Posted by Editor
16/07/2018
Posted in USA

It is nothing short of appalling when the threat of being separated from one’s children is not a sufficient deterrent for Central American migrants coming to the United States. The time, energy and resources dedicated to this inhumane and ludicrous policy of child detainment ought to be redirected to policies that addressing the causes of …

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President Ortega Silent Over Most Recent Violent Outbreaks

Posted by Editor
15/07/2018
Posted in Nicaragua

After three months, it’s becoming more difficult to call what’s happening in Nicaragua a series of civil disputes, of demonstrations. The developments over the weekend are emblematic of something much worse. Not only is Nicaragua a failed state – undone by mismanagement, corruption and oppression – but the country has become a war zone under …

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