Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
September will be a tough month for Central American democracies. Nicaraguan and Guatemalan presidents abruptly ended the mandates of UN-backed agencies, causing distress for local populations and human rights groups.
The UN works on a voluntary basis - if regimes want it out, it’s out. But what does it say about the direction these countries are taking in terms of corruption, impunity and international isolation?
Not to mention possible spill-over effects in Honduras, El Salvador and Panama, which are ambivalent about getting help from UN agencies to fix deep-seated issues.
Let’s see where this goes.