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Central American University - UCA  
  Number 462 | Diciembre 2019



The effects of the unexpected Evo factor
Bolivian President Evo Morales’ resignation on November 10 triggered a chain reaction in the Ortega dictatorship that revitalized the indignation and resistance of the blue and white opposition. Like a wounded beast, the regime lashed out with renewed violence wielding its control of the State’s institutions, laws and weapons. The chief effect was only to make the national crisis even more uncertain and dramatic.... continuar...


Nicaragua briefs
LULA KNOWS WHEN TO QUIT In a November 8 speech in which he railed against Nicaragua’s bishops and business elite, Daniel Ortega celebrated former Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s release... continuar...


“We journalists have taken sides”
The founder and editor of the Nicaraguan bulletin Confidencial and director of the TV news programs “Esta Noche” and “Esta Semana” describes how Nicaragua’s independent journalists have responded to the country’s crisis and analyzes the current state of the media... continuar...


Land takeovers in the 2018 crisis and Nicaragua’s housing deficit
.How much land was taken over during the national crisis that started in 2018? Who did the taking and why? This research by Techo International gives us a broader view of the complexity of these events. ... continuar...


Is there any way out of this narco-dictatorship?
When Tony Hernández was convicted of drug trafficking, everything pointed to his brother, Juan Orlando Hernández, as operating a narco-State in Honduras. The elections scheduled for November 2021, and the orgnization of an opposition coalition by the LIBRE party, have breathed new life into a regime that was in its death throes. What are the chancesies of making it to the end of that democratic path and achieving a new social compact?... continuar...


Citizen mobilization in drug-violent democracies: The case of Mexico
All civic mobilizations are hard to sustain. bu tpeople living under dictatorships face hard choices every day between moral imperatives and personal risks, similar to the dilemmas citizens face during civil wars. In democracies where criminal networks are embedded in state structures and extended throughout society, such as in Mexico, citizens’ grievances have no clear recipients, and drug violence tends to paralyze them.... continuar...

América Latina

Drug trafficking is embedded in Latin America’s politics and economy
A detailed look at how drug trafficking has been used in Latin America by both the Right and the Left to achieve their political objectives.... continuar...

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