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Caribbean & Central America - November 2021

INTRODUCTION
The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), along with local civil society groups, have blasted a series of reforms to Honduras’ criminal code, criminal procedural code, and anti-money laundering legislation, recently approved by the legislature...
CENTRAL AMERICA
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), along with local civil society groups, have blasted a series of reforms to Honduras’ criminal code, criminal procedural code, and anti-money laundering legislation, recently approved by the 128-member unicameral legislature...
On 17 September President Nayib Bukele promulgated reforms to El Salvador’s judicial-career law and organic law of the attorney general’s office (AG)...
Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit has fallen over the course of the year, earning praise from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but some worry progress may not last...
Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo came to power in July 2019 after campaigning on an anti-corruption platform, but critics say a lack of progress is affecting the business environment...
CARIBBEAN
“An aerial expulsion campaign of historic proportions”...
Given the circumstances in which all governments are now operating, it is perhaps not surprising that the hitherto popular prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is experiencing unaccustomed political pressure due to falling opinion polls...
The United Nations (UN) International Organisation for Migration (IOM) convened a conference in Dominica from 4-6 October at which its report on Migration, Environment, Disasters and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean was presented and debated...
In our October issue [EB-21-10] we reported in brief on the call by United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres to address the developing crisis of debt distress, which he described at the 15th session of the UN Conference for Trade and Development (Unctad) as the “dagger through the heart of global recovery”...
*** BAHAMAS PLEDGES TO KEEP VAT AT 10%...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
GUATEMALA | Signing an FCPF...

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