The political and human rights crises in Venezuela and Nicaragua were predictable. It may have been preventable too, if media, multilateral institutions and governments had reacted to the obvious and documented warning signs.
Daniel Ortega has dug in his heels against a mediated solution to the crisis in Nicaragua. His intransigence and the politicization of the state makes it difficult to find a mediated exit to a looming civil war.
Como hija de la posguerra, nacida en la década de los 90, nunca pensé ser testigo de una dictadura brutal como de la que me hablaban mis padres y abuelos. Pero ante esa repetición terrorífica de la historia de la dictadura, surgen muchas preguntas. Aquí planteo algunas.
Like their conservative predecessors, left-leaning presidents in Latin America have shown a tendency to fall for the vice of corruption. Recent studies argue the causes stem from more than just an absence of ethics but also high levels of inequality.