2018/19 AmericasBarometer results presented Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Wilson Center in Washington DC show slide in support for democracy in the Americas.
Central America articles on Democracy Chronicles
Bordered by Mexico to the north and Colombia to the southeast, Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Many countries in the region suffer from high crime rates.
Lawmakers allied to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Saturday approved an amnesty bill for crimes related to last year’s anti-government protests.
U.N. Human Rights Office finds human rights defenders, minorities and indigenous people in Guatemala subjected to attacks by state and non-state actors.
Guatemala will hold general elections next Sunday, 16 June 2019. Just over 8 million Guatemalans will choose the successor of President Jimmy Morales.
There are very evil actions by the US taking place around the world. Why can’t the average fascist that’s involved with our government just take a break, the dust hasn’t even settled in Iraq and Afghanistan yet!
The OAS is urging Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to stick to his agreement to unconditionally free all political prisoners by the June 18 deadline.
The Nicaraguan government released 100 prisoners to a form of house arrest Monday, including three human rights activists.
High court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor’s candidacy turns Guatemala’s presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote.
The Honduran Congress says it will suspend ratification of new health and education reforms that critics say would lead to privatization and job losses.
Anti-riot police fired tear gas and protesters threw Molotov cocktails during a mass demonstration in Honduran capital against government proposals .