China and Taiwan: Diplomatic Tug-of-War in Central America

Posted by Editor
11/09/2018
Posted in El Salvador, Panama

Washington has recalled diplomatic envoys from the Dominican Republic, Panama, and El Salvador in light of their recently adopted formal recognition of China — instead of Taiwan. For the United States, this just another indication of China’s growing influence in the region typically thought of as “America’s backyard.” “It started when El Salvador made a …

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The Clouds of Food Insecurity Gather over Central America

Posted by Editor
07/09/2018

As is typical of most areas of the world that straddle the equator, climate change disproportionately effects Central American countries, especially in the “Dry Corridor” of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. This summer’s drought leads some analysts to conclude that millions of Central Americans may face a devastating food shortage in the coming months. …

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El Salvador and Guatemala “postpone” high-level diplomatic meeting in Washington

Posted by Editor
07/09/2018

Amidst uncomfortable tensions between the United States and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, El Salvador and Guatemala made a last-minute decision to “postpone” sending their respective diplomatic missions to Washington this week. What was supposed to be a high-level diplomatic meeting to discuss aid, security, and migration cooperation between the US, Mexico, El …

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Nikki Haley Compares Nicaragua to Venezuela, Syria

Posted by Editor
05/09/2018
Posted in Nicaragua, USA

Speaking generously, Nicaraguan civil society has been under duress for several months now. This week, US Ambassador the UN warned of the long lasting consequences that may result from regional negligence, comparing the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua to those in Venezuela and Syria. ” ‘When human rights are denied, the violence and instability that follow …

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