El Salvador’s state of emergency declaration highlights an alarming trend throughout the region where authoritarianism is on the rise.
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.
Living standards in Cuba have steadily fallen over the last few decades. If better institutions are put in place, problems could be averted.
Across North, Central and South America, and parts of the Caribbean, only 63% of the public expressed support for democracy in 2021.
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, has never had much time or aptitude for democratic niceties.
The ability of that city to prosper was partly due to a shared social structure that provided economic opportunity to immigrants.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has presented a damning report on the brutal repression by Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.
The pervasive presence of crime and corruption has made progress in areas like the rule of law, threatening democracy in Latin America.
Forget all the talk about the region’s “pink tide” and focus on which candidate is most likely to lift the greatest number of boats.
Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) continue to face challenges across Latin America today.
Basic freedoms are collapsing in Latin America. Rights defenders are coming under increasing attacks from state and non-state actors.