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Caribbean & Central America - July 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Medina’s re-election bid produces major political realignment
Caribbean
- REGION: Eclac highlights damaging effects of FDI incentives
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Continuing turbulence as Trinidad heads for the polls
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
- HAITI: Candidacies confirmed
- CUBA: An embassy without an ambassador, for now
Central America
- HONDURAS: ‘Cicih’ appears to be on the cards
- EL SALVADOR: Clash with judiciary reaches fever pitch
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: EL SALVADOR
- COSTA RICA: Left-wing parties form pact to defend political agenda
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: COSTA RICA
- NICARAGUA: Booming livestock industry leads to fears over crime
- GUATEMALA: Moves against Pérez Molina
- PANAMA: Varela marks one year anniversary in power
Postscript
- Rise in refugees seeking asylum in Central America

Caribbean & Central America - June 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Bouterse set for another term
Caribbean
- GUYANA: No reconciliation in Guyana, but agreement on Venezuela
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Towards a confused general election
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina poised for re-election after congress moves to lift constitutional ban
- CUBA: Paris Club deal
Central America
- GUATEMALA: Pressure grows on Pérez Molina as another massive scandal emerges
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: GUATEMALA
- EL SALVADOR: Surge in violence detracts from Romero’s day
- HONDURAS: JOH looks for the silver lining
- PANAMA: Corruption hits home
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- NICARAGUA: Human rights concerns persist over ‘Gran Canal’ project
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
Postscript
- Central America: Region falling behind in food security

Caribbean & Central America - May 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Guyana rejects Ramotar and ‘cohabitation’
Caribbean
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
- HAITI: Justice concerns again come to the fore
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Focusing on re-election debate and not much more
- CUBA: Positive signals ahead of fourth round
Central America
- HONDURAS: Honduras looks to mine its underground resources
- GUATEMALA: Ruling party in tatters following corruption crackdown
- PANAMA: More efforts to boost transparency
- COSTA RICA: Survey reveals pessimism over Solís first year in office
- EL SALVADOR: Opposition secures balance of power
- EL SALVADOR: War on mara gangs looms
- NICARAGUA: More mining clashes
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
Postscript
- Honduras – the worst country in Central America for press freedom

Caribbean & Central America - April 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- El Salvador challenged by resurgence in violence
Central America
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina under growing pressure over Cicig
- NICARAGUA: Strengthening ties with Russia
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- COSTA RICA: Science minister forced out over bungled media law
- HONDURAS: Back to the future again
Caribbean
- CUBA: The next steps
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The long march begins towards 2016
- HAITI: Haiti’s electoral process kicks off
- JAMAICA: Some dissenting voices raised ahead of Obama visit
- GUYANA: PPP playing on long memories
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Spain back in the region

Caribbean & Central America - March 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Electoral results up in the air in El Salvador amid vote-count debacle
Central America
- GUATEMALA: Human rights ombudsman warns of health crisis
- PANAMA: Varela makes gestures to indigenous sector
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- NICARAGUA: More military concerns
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: NICARAGUA
- COSTA RICA: Work begins on major infrastructure projects
- COSTA RICA-PANAMA: Security cooperation to be strengthened
- HONDURAS: Slowly getting back on its feet
Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Relations with Haiti under further strain
- CUBA: The benefits of rapprochement are accruing already
- BELIZE: Municipal election boost for ruling UDP
- GUYANA: Ramotar and PPP likely to edge back into power
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
Postscript
- Moving on the Alianza para la Prosperidad

Caribbean & Central America - February 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- Haiti - new government, same problems
Caribbean
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Stormy end to Persad-Bissessar’s 5-year term
- JAMAICA: Some good news for Jamaica
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Paying off Petrocaribe debt
- CUBA: US firms jumpstart the big thaw with Cuba
Central America
- EL SALVADOR: New gang truce struck: what are the prospects?
- PANAMA: Going after Martinelli
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina trumpets security gains
- COSTA RICA: Challenging times for new security minister
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: COSTA RICA
- NICARAGUA: Ortega breaks protocol over Puerto Rican independence
- HONDURAS: Hernández gov’t pushes congress over PMOP
Postscript
- Drought continues to wreak havoc in Central America

Caribbean & Central America - January 2015 (ISSN 1741-4458)

Leader
- The next steps for Cuba and the US
Caribbean
- TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Heading for the polls under a cloud
- BARBADOS: The struggle goes on
- CARIBBEAN POINTERS
- HAITI: Martelly to rule by decree
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Closing the year with a flourish
Central America
- EL SALVADOR: Electoral campaign gets underway
- EL SALVADOR-HONDURAS: Homicides soar in El Salvador; fall in Honduras
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina under pressure over corruption
- NICARAGUA: Off to a shaky start
- PANAMA: Key anti-corruption posts filled
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: PANAMA
- COSTA RICA: Costa Rica to create economic zone, with Chinese help
Postscript
- Renewable energy production continues to take off in Central America

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