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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Trump Moves to Take Leadership of Regional Development Bank Away From Latin American Nations

Trump Moves to Take Leadership of Regional Development Bank Away From Latin American Nations

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico proposed suspending the election for president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), scheduled for September until March 2021, to prevent Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser for Latin America, the Cuban-American Mauricio Claver-Carone, from taking over the powerful regional post.

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How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas

How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas

An in-depth analysis of the actions of the Organization of American States reveals a disturbing political bias, a willingness to manipulate events and data for political purposes, and a pattern of double standards under the leadership of Secretary General Luis Almagro. In favoring rightwing governments and forces, while attacking or attempting to eliminate the left in power, Almagro has marked a course that has eroded the regional organization’s legitimacy in two critical areas of OAS operations: election observation and human rights monitoring

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