The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in Central America by 2030.
Crime and violence in the Northern Triangle is a regional issue that requires a collective response to the structural factors driving it: weak state capacity, corruption within police forces and the judiciary, and insufficient data. Deporting refugees back to the region doesn’t help.
After a contentious presidential election, a full investigation must be conducted to examine the extent of alleged irregularities. It’s not too late to demand a full recount of votes or a run-off election.
In an unprecedented election marred by the incompetence of Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the country now has two self-proclaimed presidents with the center-left candidate unofficially in the lead.
While this Sunday’s presidential elections are a test of President Hernández’ controversial re-election, the legislative elections will likely reveal the splintering of Honduras’ one-time bi-party system.