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Security Tops Agenda at Central American Summit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Central American leaders gathered in San Salvador July 20 to coordinate strategies for stemming the rising tide of violence caused by organized crime, particularly in the “northern triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... Read More

New ALBA Trading Currency Dawns at Bolivia Summit

Friday, October 16, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Leaders from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas met October 16 and 17 in Cochabamba, where they charted a course for implementing a virtual currency that could replace the dollar in commercial transactions. ALBA also imposed a blockade on Honduras. ... Read More

The Pulse of Latin American Press Freedom

Friday, September 11, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

While some journalists reporting in Latin America face threats to personal security, others deal with official intimidation in what some warn could roll back hard-won press freedoms. But governments and journalists have also taken steps to ensure greater access to information. ... Read More

Three Decades after Revolution, a Third Term for Ortega?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution with a call for constitutional reform to pave the way for sequential presidential reelection. The move comes even as neighboring Honduras finds itself in political chaos over similar moves by a deposed leader. ... Read More