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Caribbean & Central America - September 2020

Introduction
At the end of July, the international NGO Global Witness published its annual report which found that killings of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Honduras rose from four in 2018 to 14 last year, making it the most dangerous country per capita for land and environmental defenders in 2019...
Central America
At the end of July, the international NGO Global Witness published its annual report which found that killings of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Honduras rose from four in 2018 to 14 last year, making it the most dangerous country per capita for land and environmental defenders in 2019...
The May edition of Security and Strategy Review highlighted transparency concerns regarding the responses by Central American governments to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, focussing on Guatemala, Honduras and Panama [SSR-20-05]...
In recent weeks there have been a string of major seizures of drug money by the Nicaraguan national police (PNN)...
A new report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) shows that the value of goods exports declined year-on-year in the period January-May 2020 for every country in Latin America apart from four Central American nations - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua...
At the beginning of August, the Panamanian government led by President Laurentino Cortizo pushed through a controversial change to the country’s labour code...
Caribbean
The recent return of Haitian former paramilitary leader Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant, who was deported from the US, where he fled in 1994, is serving as a new source of international concern regarding impunity in Haiti...
The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appears to be on course for a second consecutive election victory when Jamaica goes to the polls on 3 September, despite the obvious difficulties facing the country as it struggles to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
There is a sense of considerable relief that the electoral cycle has at last been completed along the north-east shoulder of South America...
As a country that is heavily dependent on tourism, Barbados is inevitably one of the worst affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
Economic Highlights
REGION | Remittances recover...

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