Nayib Bukele: A Glimmer of Hope for El Salvador? Or An Illusion?

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29/01/2019
Posted in El Salvador

While Honduras and Guatemala increasingly exhibit signs of worsening government corruption and other major migration drivers in the Northern Triangle, El Salvador just might take a different path – or at least, that’s the hope. Both hopeful and despairing Salvadorans head to the polls on February 3, and a political shakeup of the small Central …

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Former Attorney General Announces Candidacy for Guatemalan General Election

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29/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala

The rumors prove to be true. Thelma Aldana, the former Attorney General of Guatemala and veritable “Corruption Buster,” has officially announced her candidacy for Guatemala’s upcoming general election. Hopefully Aldana’s announcement will discourage President Morales from amending the constitution in order to run for another term. A former chief prosecutor lauded for efforts to root …

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What’s Happening in El Salvador?

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28/01/2019
Posted in El Salvador

In the nearly thirty years since the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords that concluded the Salvadoran Civil, the political arena of the Central American nation of El Salvador has been dominated by two parties: the rightist National Republican Alliance (Alianza Republicana Nacionalista) and the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para …

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One Year Anniversary of President Hernández’s Inauguration Marked by Protests

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28/01/2019
Posted in Honduras

The controversial 2017 general election in Honduras resulted in the inauguration of President Juan Orlando Hernández one year ago this week. To mark to occasion, hundreds of anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tegucigalpa and elsewhere in Honduras. Mr Hernández, a conservative pro-US politician, won re-election in 2017 by a narrow margin. The …

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Papal Visit Attended By Several Central American Presidents

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27/01/2019

Presidents from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama were all in attendance during Pope Francis’s visit in Panama City. Unsurprisingly, President of Nicaragua Danny Ortega did not make the pilgrimage. “Our trip was very long but it was worth it because we came here to Panama City because of our faith, our Christian …

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