A new book looks at Nicaragua’s painful descent into authoritarianism. The book argues for a betrayal of Nicaragua’s democracy.
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.
The COVID pandemic has put Latin American communities and governments under immense strain, putting democracy to the test.
During Sunday’s presidential election scores of people gathered to demand nothing less than the future of Honduran democracy.
US lawmakers are urging El Salvador’s congress to reconsider a draft bill requiring foreign-funded entities to register as “foreign agents”.
Countries in Central America, that is, in the very backyard of the United States, are progressively descending into authoritarianism.
The decision of whether to boycott or participate in authoritarian elections poses a strategic problem for democratic activists.
In reaction to peaceful anti-government protests, the Cuban government has consistently engaged in abuse-riddled criminal trials.
A top US diplomat in El Salvador has expressed concerns after the country’s president, Nayib Bukele, said he was the ‘coolest dictator’.
El Salvador has adopted Bitcoin as legal tender, the first country to do so in the world. The policy is pushed by its young authoritarian President.
Beauty queen Berenice Quezada has been disqualified from competing in upcoming Nicaragua polls. She has also been arrested.