Category Archives: Panama

Gearing up for Latin American Presidential Elections

The US certainly excels at trying to guess presidential elections way too early (guessing-games that prompt entirely-reasonable responses). While 2016 is still too far off, 2014 is not, where several Latin American presidential elections will occur. In Central America,  Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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While Hugo Chávez’s death has perhaps understandably been the main focus of news from the region this week, it’s far from the only event of note. Here are some of the other stories coming out of Latin America this week. … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Panamanian Connections

It turns out, without the aid of wealthy foreigners and secretive offshore tax-haven bank accounts in Panama, Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital would have had a much harder time getting off the ground.

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-It has been a terrible week for journalists in Latin America. Earlier this week, a Brazilian journalist from the country’s Northeast who often covered crime was shot six times and killed while eating dinner at a restaurant, marking the fourth … Continue reading

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-Brazilian workers building a stadium in the city of Fortaleza voted to continue a strike in an attempt to get better pay and working conditions. While construction company owners say the strike will delay construction, the stadium in the northern state … Continue reading

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-Argentina’s Supreme Court unanimously voted to decriminalize abortion for rape victims in a landmark case that will hopefully lead to an end to hospitals turning away rape victims. Argentina already legalized abortion for women whose life was at risk or … Continue reading

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-A Guatemalan judge has denied dictator and ex-general Efraín Ríos Montt’s claim that an amnesty protects him from prosecution for human rights violations his regime committed, leaving the general open to more genocide charges. Ríos Montt governed from 1981-1982 during a … Continue reading

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-Mexico’s Partido Acción Nacional has nominated Josefina Vazquez Mota to be its candidate against the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto, making Vazquez Mota the first woman presidential candidate for a major party in Mexican history. However, she is not the first … Continue reading

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-On the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the 1992 Salvadoran Peace Accords, El Salvador’s government apologized for the El Mozote massacre of 1981, in which the military brutally murdered nearly 1000 civilians, marking one of the darkest moments in … Continue reading

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-Over the weekend, Simon Romero had an interesting article up on Haitians moving to Brazil (on which I’ll have more to say later). The UN has declared that the recent migration of Haitians to Brazil is not a humanitarian crisis. … Continue reading

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