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Caribbean & Central America - November 2019

Introduction
In recent years Central America has been ravaged by drought and changing weather patterns which have far reaching consequences in the region and beyond. We begin this November edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America by looking at how years of poor rainfall have affected millions of subsistence farmers, pushing many into food insecurity and forcing a vast number of people to migrate in order to survive...
Central America
The mandate of the United Nations (UN)-backed anti-impunity commission in Guatemala (Cicig) ended on 3 September 2019 after 12 years in the country...
In December 2017, Belize upset the United States by supporting a United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning the US’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...
In recent years Central America has been ravaged by drought and changing weather patterns which have far reaching consequences in the region and beyond. ..
Caribbean
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Dominica Labour Party (DLP) has been in power since 2000, when it ousted the United Workers Party (UWP), with Skerrit becoming prime minister in January 2004 on the death of Pierre Charles (2000-2004)...
Guyana is due to hold its much-delayed general election on 2 March 2020, and all the signs are that the outcome will be close – and the losers are unlikely to accept the verdict without a challenge...
On 8 October, St Kitts & Nevis prime minister, Dr Timothy Harris, gave the feature address at the National Consultation on the Economy at which he highlighted his administration’s undoubted economic successes...
The Global Americans think tank has just published a report on ‘The Caribbean’s Extreme Vulnerability to Climate Change’ in which it argues that member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) could be heading for “perpetual economic recession”...
As the US administration has increasingly sought to crack down on countries providing logistical or financial support to Venezuela, it has tightened sanctions on Cuba in recent months...
Given the increasing antagonism between the Cuban and US governments, it appears nonsensical that Cuba has chosen this moment to permit some retailers to start selling goods denominated in US dollars...
Highlights
NORTHERN TRIANGLE | Comprehensive development plan...

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