The mandate of the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)—the country’s weak but mildly successful anti-graft commission—is set to expire on January 19. Two scenarios emerge, none will result in the strengthening of the MACCIH.
Last week’s massive protests in Ecuador marked a turning point for Moreno, who now faces his biggest political challenge yet: build consensus to save his presidency and save Ecuador from a return of populist leadership.
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected Guatemala’s new president in a second-round vote last Sunday. With minimum support in Congress and low voter turn, his presidency seems to offer more politics as usual, leaving much-needed reform out of the near future to solve Guatemala’s most pressing issues.
New evidence has surfaced that former and sitting presidents, Porfirio Lobo and Juan Orlando Hernández may have benefitted from drug trafficking. Their eventual extradition to the U.S. seems like a real possibility. But is the country’s opposition ready to take over?