Main menu

Unfortunately, Others Will Follow Nicaragua’s Path in Latin America

July 31, 2018

During a research trip I took to Central America last year, Nicaragua turned out to be the easy part. Unlike Honduras or El Salvador, which require careful planning due to the abysmal security situation, Nicaragua was among the safest countries in Latin America, despite being one of the continent’s poorest. While homicide rates in neighboring Costa Rica are around 12 per 100,000 (and a staggering 46 and 60 per 100,000 in Honduras and El Salvador, respectively), Ortega’s Nicaragua...

Read this article on the Americas Quarterly website. | Subscribe to AQ.