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Caribbean & Central America - January 2020

INTRODUCTION
We begin this January edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America by looking at three bilateral migration accords signed last year by the US and (separately) El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras which continue to attract international condemnation...
CENTRAL AMERICA
Three bilateral migration accords signed last year by the US and (separately) El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, continue to attract international condemnation...
Addressing the weakness of the judiciary, which like Panama’s other institutions has been hit by scandal in recent years, was a declared priority for President Laurentino Cortizo whose Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) government took office for a five-year term in July 2019...
Demonstrators around the world took to the streets on 25 November 2019 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women...
Plans for regional integration in Central America have been progressing, and representatives discussed further initiatives at a forum in El Salvador...
Alejandro Giammattei took over as Guatemala’s new president on 14 January...
CARIBBEAN
Six of the Caribbean Community (Caricom)’s 15 member states are scheduled to hold elections in 2020...
Back in August 2019, the CEO of Suriname’s state-owned oil company Staatsolie, Rudolf Elias, said that the company would make its first oil discovery within three weeks...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
HONDURAS | IMF completes reviews...

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