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Caribbean & Central America - September 2022

The first piece in this September 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with Guatemala where the government has hitherto faced particular criticism over its attacks on independent judicial operators and prosecutors, amid concerns regarding a more general backsliding in democracy under Guatemala’s discredited head of the attorney general’s office (AG) María Consuelo Porras [SSR-22-07].

Caribbean & Central America - August 2022

The first piece in this August 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with Nicaragua where, in a recent update, United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet highlighted the “dramatic reduction of civic space” in Nicaragua.

Caribbean & Central America - July 2022

The first piece in this July 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with Guatemala where President Alejandro Giammattei’s decision announced mid-May to re-appoint the highly discredited head of the attorney general’s office (AG), María Consuelo Porras, has drawn widespread condemnation.

Caribbean & Central America - June 2022

The first piece in this June 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with Costa Rica where the country’s new president, Rodrigo Chaves, whose Partido Progreso Social Democrático (PPSD) government took office on 8 May, faces various security-related challenges.

Caribbean & Central America - May 2022

The first piece in this May 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with El Salvador where a crackdown on gangs, which was instigated in late March by the Nuevas Ideas (NI) government led by President Nayib Bukele in response to soaring homicides, is sparking major democracy and human rights-related concerns.

Caribbean & Central America - March 2022

Less than three weeks after Honduras’s now former president Juan Orlando Hernández (2014-2022) and his Partido Nacional government left office, replaced by President Xiomara Castro and her leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación, Hernández was arrested in line with a US request for his extradition on drug-trafficking and weapons charges.

Caribbean & Central America - February 2022

This February 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins in Guatemala, which recently marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords that ended one of the longest armed conflicts in Latin America’s history (1960-1996).

Caribbean & Central America - January 2022

Honduras’ president-elect Xiomara Castro, of the left-wing opposition Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), has promised sweeping reforms to demilitarise citizen security and redouble efforts in the fight against corruption after more than a decade of Partido Nacional (PN) rule.
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