From Democracy Digest:
Central American countries are falling like dominoes into authoritarianism, warns José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch [HRW]:
Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has intensified his crackdown on political opponents in advance of general elections on November 7. .. President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has used his supermajority in the legislature to bend the justice system to his will. ……In Honduras, where elections are scheduled for November 28, President Juan Orlando Hernández – accused by US prosecutors of working with drug trafficking organisations – and his party have likewise been working to take over the justice system….Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei and his coalition, which controls Congress, are working to remove the last few independent judges and replace them with allies …
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