Envío Digital
Central American University - UCA  
  Number 334 | Mayo 2009



Politics in the Time of Virus
Some government politics in this time of virus evoked those of the eighties: pitted against the empire, conflicts with the Church, “rightwing conspiracies” everywhere and the eternal abandonment of the “separatist” Caribbean Coast.... continuar...


ANOTHER CHÁVEZ PROMISE At the Seventh Summit of Latin American Bolivarian Alternative (ALBA) countries, held just before the Summit of the Americas in Cumaná, Venezuela’s President Chávez promised... continuar...


A Portrait in Grays of Nicaragua’s Catholic Church
A characterization of Nicaragua’s Catholic dioceses, as well as their bishops, clergy, nuns and laypeople, accompanied by reflections on a few of their historical aims and some of today’s challenges for the Nicaraguan Church.... continuar...


The Constant Potter
Having known Ron Rivera, I’m sure he would have felt deeply upset by an article about him, but would have been thrilled by an article about his “Filtron.” Since Ron is no longer with us and we can’t argue this point, I’m writing about the legacy of this exemplary gringo-Nicaraguan, perhaps the person who has worked most passionately to ensure that all human beings on the planet have clean water to drink.... continuar...

El Salvador

“We’re Going to Govern for the Whole Country, Not Just the FMLN”
Just days after the electoral victory of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), the Salvadoran online newspaper El Faro ran an interview with Vice President-elect Salvador Sánchez Cerén, one of the three most powerful members of the FMLN’s Political Commission. Here we offer the most relevant parts of this important article, in which Sánchez, a.k.a. Comandante “Leonel González,” lays out positions openly contrasting with those of the FSLN government in en Nicaragua.... continuar...


What’s Behind the Fourth Ballot Box?
What’s behind the “fourth ballot box” project launched by President Mel Zelaya? And what interests are served by the late independent candidacy of veteran union leader Carlos Humberto Reyes?... continuar...


When the Addiction Leads to Recession
From Venezuela, a simple yet profound explanation of the North’s international economic crisis, which is already affecting all countries because they’re interconnected in a now-globalized world.... continuar...


The Darker Sides of a “Country of Immigrants”
George Washington said that “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions whom we shall welcome to participate in all of our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” But history contradicts his words, speaking rather of arbitrariness, prejudice and abuse with little measure of “decency” and of “propriety of conduct.” Up until now the US immigration service has been given to trampling the rights that establish who “deserves” to enjoy rights in the United States.... continuar...

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