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.
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 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 .
Last week we confronted a crisis situation in the shelter where I work as social work supervisor. The center offers refuge to undocumented youth waiting for their asylum application to be resolved.
Nicaragua’s government released 636 prisoners as embattled President Daniel Ortega seeks to consolidate his hold on power beginning of the biggest protests.
Nicaragua must stop repression and release students, activists and journalists detained for exercising rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly
Nicaragua’s government said Monday it will implement a program to guarantee the safe return of exiles, a proposal the opposition dismissed as “absurd.”
Nicaraguan government negotiators signed an agreement ratifying commitment to free hundreds of people considered political prisoners by the opposition.
The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is promising to free all protesters arrested in the last year within 90 days.
Nicaragua’s government said Saturday that it would release prisoners rounded up in months of protests and implement electoral reforms.