Primary elections in Honduras, which were held in preparation for general elections in November, were a “failed rehearsal of 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 countries with the greatest wealth disparity often had regimes that centralized power in a limited number of citizens.
There was an interesting and lengthy new post published at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral
Cuban journalist Camila Acosta has learned from experience the tools in Cuba’s repressive play book. She has endured multiple instances of targeted abuse.
Covid-19 required appropriate response from governments. Responses have been poor in some regions, with democracy even declining in Latin America.
Thrice President Bukele of El Salvador has dismissed Supreme Court rulings to respect rights during coronavirus quarantine. HRW calls on OAS intervention.
Mexican journalist Sergio Aguayo Quezada exposed corruption in Coahuila State and instead got a conviction, a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression.
The social climate barometer points to a stormy 2020 that can only be confronted through social action, but there are protocols to follow to be effective.
The Organization of American States and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation host event to discuss the indecorous character of Cuban medical missions.
A Financial Times report sees the current upheavals in South America as a potential cause for another lost decade comparable to what happened in the 1980s.