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ELN rebuffs government as Colombia peace process stagnates

On 2 May Colombia’s interior minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, criticised the refusal by the insurgent Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, to accept the government’s demand that it release all its hostages in order to advance with the formal peace negotiations.

Santos assembles Colombia’s peace cabinet

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos reached out beyond his ruling Unidad Nacional coalition this week to forge a “post-conflict cabinet” that features members of almost all of the country’s parties across the political divide. The incorporation of the seven new cabinet ministers was also designed to represent all of the regions in the country and end the longstanding public perception of Colombian governments serving the interests of Bogotá first and foremost. The reshuffle is also an attempt by Santos to regain the initiative in the wake of public disillusionment with the failure to conclude peace talks with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) in Cuba by the deadline of 24 March.

The contraction of correspondent banking

The contraction (or ‘erosion’) of correspondent banking relationships has had a major impact on the financial sectors of many of the countries in and around the Caribbean. The challenge, which is not affecting all countries equally, will not be resolved quickly.

Changes in the murder count

Last year Honduras and El Salvador swapped places near the top of the world’s ranking of counties with the highest homicide rates. The murder rate has gone down sharply in Honduras, and surged almost as sharply in El Salvador. Although there are a number of factors at work, there is as yet no definitive explanation for this reversal of fortune.

Kuczynski seeks victory on anti-Fujimori platform, but what comes after?

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is hoping to be elected Peru’s next president in the 5 June run-off on the strength of opposition to his rival Keiko Fujimori, of the right-wing Fuerza Popular (FP). However, assuming that he does secure victory, Kuczynski will face governability problems, as the FP will have a firm grip both on the unicameral congress and in a majority of regions, having swept vast swathes of the country in the 10 April general election. In all, the FP won 14 of 25 regions, including the capital and the country’s main electoral district, Lima.

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ELN rebuffs government as Colombia peace process stagnates

On 2 May Colombia’s interior minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, criticised the refusal by the insurgent Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, to accept the government’s demand that it release all its hostages in order to advance with the formal peace negotiations.

Santos assembles Colombia’s peace cabinet

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos reached out beyond his ruling Unidad Nacional coalition this week to forge a “post-conflict cabinet” that features members of almost all of the country’s parties across the political divide. The incorporation of the seven new cabinet ministers was also designed to represent all of the regions in the country and end the longstanding public perception of Colombian governments serving the interests of Bogotá first and foremost. The reshuffle is also an attempt by Santos to regain the initiative in the wake of public disillusionment with the failure to conclude peace talks with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) in Cuba by the deadline of 24 March.

The contraction of correspondent banking

The contraction (or ‘erosion’) of correspondent banking relationships has had a major impact on the financial sectors of many of the countries in and around the Caribbean. The challenge, which is not affecting all countries equally, will not be resolved quickly.

Changes in the murder count

Last year Honduras and El Salvador swapped places near the top of the world’s ranking of counties with the highest homicide rates. The murder rate has gone down sharply in Honduras, and surged almost as sharply in El Salvador. Although there are a number of factors at work, there is as yet no definitive explanation for this reversal of fortune.

Kuczynski seeks victory on anti-Fujimori platform, but what comes after?

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is hoping to be elected Peru’s next president in the 5 June run-off on the strength of opposition to his rival Keiko Fujimori, of the right-wing Fuerza Popular (FP). However, assuming that he does secure victory, Kuczynski will face governability problems, as the FP will have a firm grip both on the unicameral congress and in a majority of regions, having swept vast swathes of the country in the 10 April general election. In all, the FP won 14 of 25 regions, including the capital and the country’s main electoral district, Lima.

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