Democracy and Society

The main obstacle in the fight against Covid-19? Inequality.

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2021

The situation in Latin America is serious. Only enough doses are available to vaccinate 5% of the population during a period of high infection rates and a rising death toll that have forced many countries in the region to reimpose confinement orders in the face of a collapse of its hospital services capabilities.

Attacks against female journalists and freedom of expression on the rise in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2021

The denunciations state that most of the attacks are promoted by the government and its officials. Additionally, attacks made against female journalists include highly misogynistic and hateful content.

Bukele consolidates his power in El Salvador Despite Ongoing Criticism and Accusations

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2021

ust over 50% of the Salvadoran electorate went to the polls on February 28 to vote in mid-term  elections, and ended up giving more power to the incumbent president, Nayib Bukele, by increasing his party’s qualified majority in the Legislative Assembly.

Brazil, a late starter, is losing the global race for vaccines

Escrito por  |  12 / March / 2021

On January 17 nurse Monica Calazans became the first person vaccinated against COVID-19 in Brazil. The procedure took place during a much-awaited ceremony in São Paulo. However, after months of denial and heel-dragging from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s late entry into the global race for vaccines could prove to be fatal for thousands of Brazilians.

Letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America Policy

Escrito por  |  15 / January / 2021

A broad coalition of U.S. groups that work on Central America called for “a fundamentally different approach to U.S. foreign policy” in the region.

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.

A product of built-up outrage, Guatemalan popular demonstrations are being met with repression

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2020

The country was still reeling from the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota when a new crisis hit Guatemala last week, this one the product of a history of accumulating pressure in the country. The political crisis revealed public outrage of broad sectors at government corruption and impunity, particularly aimed at the Guatemalan Congress.