Advanced Search

Caribbean & Central America - April 2020

INTRODUCTION
The bold action by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele to address the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country may have been welcomed given the urgency of the pandemic...
CENTRAL AMERICA
The bold action by President Nayib Bukele to address the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, declaring a national state of emergency even before the first domestic case had been detected [WR-20-11], may have been welcomed given the urgency of the pandemic...
The recent decision by the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega to end a blockade which threatened the very survival of Nicaragua’s oldest and largest daily, La Prensa, a prominent Ortega critic, may have been welcomed by influential journalists such as Carlos Chamorro, the founder and editor of media outlet Confidencial...
At the time of writing, the controversial Asylum Cooperation Agreements (ACAs) signed by US and (separately) El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras [SSR-20-01] had been effectively suspended as Central America’s ‘Northern Triangle’ countries closed their borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19)...
Central American economies generally have high rates of labour market informality, which makes it more difficult for states to handle pandemics such as the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...
CARIBBEAN
In more normal times, the world would be hearing a lot more about the electoral stalemate in Guyana, but even as it is international pressure has been mounting on President David Granger, leader of the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity (Apnu)-Alliance for Change (AFC) coalition government...
The Caribbean Community (Caricom) reported its first official case of coronavirus (Covid-19) on 10 March in Jamaica, 55 days after the announcement of the first case in the US, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US federal agency...
Amid the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a global economic recession seems inescapable...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
PANAMA | Biggest mine closes...

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options