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Caribbean & Central America - September 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Medina continues to impress
Central America
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina on investment drive
- NICARAGUA: ‘Sandinista massacre’ raises questions
- PANAMA: A key anniversary
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- COSTA RICA: Losing friends and alienating people
- REGION: Severe drought hits Central America
- HONDURAS: Zelaya held up as public enemy number one
- EL SALVADOR: All set for electoral contests
Caribbean
- CUBA: The trillion dollar ‘economic war’
- HAITI: Fresh security concerns
- JAMAICA: Talk of default risk rejected
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Constitutional controversy
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Suriname’s Bouterse pleads guilty

Caribbean & Central America - August 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- US summit inconclusive over migrant children crisis
Central America
- COSTA RICA: Business sector slams joining Petrocaribe
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén unveils security plan
- NICARAGUA: Speculation ends over ‘Gran Canal’ route
- PANAMA: Restoring ties with Venezuela
- GUATEMALA: First former guerrilla convicted
- HONDURAS: Weighed down by debt
Caribbean
- CUBA: Castro plays host to two bigwigs
- HAITI: Election day set
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRD formally splits
- GUYANA: Spat with US rooted in domestic politics
- JAMAICA: Police Commissioner’s resignation linked to US pressure
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Costa Rica continues to lead the way in LGBTI rights

Caribbean & Central America - July 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Varela assumes office
Central America
- COSTA RICA-NICARAGUA: Unity in adversity
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén embraces orthodoxy
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina loses another finance minister
- NICARAGUA: New police law approved
- HONDURAS: The US$100m coyote business – and that’s just in Honduras
Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRSC ends alliance with PLD
- CUBA: GDP growth stalls
- JAMAICA: Approval all round for Jamaica
- REGION: Caricom unveils unprecedented strategic plan
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Record remittances to Central America

Caribbean & Central America - June 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Sánchez Cerén takes office with groundbreaking speech
Central America
- COSTA RICA: Solís reminded of a pressing pledge
- PANAMA: Varela debuts first cabinet names
- GUATEMALA: Judicial vacancies filled
- NICARAGUA: Managua boosts ties with Moscow
- HONDURAS: At least 13,000 Honduran children harboured in US facilities
- HONDURAS: JOH calls on the US to clarify its stance
Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Naturalisation programme launched
- CUBA: Cuban-Russian oil agreements attract US attention
- REGION: Fiscal concerns and slow growth lead to downgrades
- GUYANA: United Guyana shunned by WI cricket establishment
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Central America FDI inflows keep breaking records

Caribbean & Central America - May 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Varela surprises in Panama vote
Central America
- COSTA RICA: Solís takes the reins of power
- HONDURAS: JOH - a man with a plan or three
- EL SALVADOR: Arena-FMLN talks founder
- EL SALVADOR: Government sends maras mixed messages
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: GUATEMALA
Caribbean
- CUBA: Foreign ministers promise new business from France and Russia
- CUBA: First round of EU-Cuba talks
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: New ministry received with cautious optimism
- ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Spencer takes it to the wire
- REGION: IMF sees “rising challenges”
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Central American energy interconnection just a step away

Caribbean & Central America - April 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Solís secures the presidency
Central America
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén allays fears; opts for continuity
- HONDURAS: Hernández government “confident” of IMF accord
- HONDURAS: No Easter bunnies on Rabbit Island
- GUATEMALA: Portillo finally admits guilt
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The difficult task of reforming the penal code
- CUBA: Cuba approves new foreign investment law
- ST KITTS & NEVIS: Douglas toughs it out
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: More political troubles for Kamla
- ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES: Gonsalves teases electorate
- HAITI: Key accord struck
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Panama organises successful World Economic Forum meeting

Caribbean & Central America - March 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458

Leader
- Electoral twists in Costa Rica and El Salvador create big challenges
Central America
- COSTA RICA: Another surprise in the race for the presidency
- GUATEMALA: Renewed impunity concerns
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: GUATEMALA
- HONDURAS: Hernández intervenes in the name of security
- PANAMA: Venezuela-Panamanian relations on ice
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- NICARAGUA: Ortega faces familiar complaints
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
Caribbean
- CUBA: Exchange rate unification approaching
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: SFM corruption scandal a test for Medina
- JAMAICA: Another advance in the fight against crime
- THE BAHAMAS: Christie emphasizes jobs and fiscal restraint
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Overland transport links still a problem in the isthmus

Caribbean & Central America - February 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Solís surprises in Costa Rica polls
Central America
- EL SALVADOR: First blood to Sánchez Cerén
- HONDURAS: Hernández hits the ground running
- NICARAGUA: Constitutional reform takes effect
- PANAMA: GUPC makes good its threat
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina under fresh pressure over education
Caribbean
- CUBA: Brussels reaches out to Havana
- CUBA: And so does Miami…
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRD still trying to rebuild itself
- GRENADA: IMF shares the blame for Grenada’s predicament
- ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Election time
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- DR begins preparations to host Sica summit

Caribbean & Central America - January 2014 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Hernández looks for complete control
Central America
- EL SALVADOR: Funes spices up elections
- COSTA RICA: Heading into the unknown
- PANAMA: A tough start to the year for Martinelli
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: GUATEMALA
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
Caribbean
- CUBA: Weak growth despite reforms
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: A pending issue
- BAHAMAS: Christie declares a war on crime, again
- BARBADOS: Barbados gets what it voted for
- JAMAICA: Edging forward, but still high risk
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Firming up economic ties with the North

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