Bukele Consolidates Power and Corruption in El Salvador

Bukele Consolidates Power and Corruption in El Salvador

In less than a week, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and his Legislative Assembly have managed to lock in full political power in El Salvador, dismissing sitting Supreme Court justices and de facto naming new ones as well as a new attorney general, while passing legislation that grants immunity to loyal functionaries linked to irregular purchases during the pandemic. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Bolivia Goes to the Polls in the Midst of Health, Economic and Political Crisis

Bolivia Goes to the Polls in the Midst of Health, Economic and Political Crisis

On October 18, Bolivia elects its president, vice president, and all the senators and deputies for a term ending in 2025. The election is a repeat of the October 2019 elections, which were annulled after a coup that led to the resignation and flight into exile of President Evo Morales. If everything goes as agreed, the country will regain the democratic path lost last year.

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