Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
Here is a round-up of the news:
This week, the Trump Administration has given temporary relief to 86,000 Hondurans whose Temporary Protection Status was coming to an end, while critics of Guatemala’s Amnesty Law proposal also feel temporary consolation as the vote has been postponed due to a lack of quorum in the assembly. El Salvador’s president-elect, Nayib Bukele, makes friends at the U.S. conservative think tank Heritage Foundation in D.C. by criticizing China’s foreign policy.
Belize has been blacklisted by the European Union, which judges the country to be a “tax haven”, while Panama has been taken out of the list - and celebrates. The Honduran government continues to put armed forces on the street even when the UN tells it to focus on civilian police instead.
Yesterday, 50 Nicaraguan prisoners who were detained because of their participation in marches against the government were “freed” and put under home arrest so that the dialogue could continue. One political prisoner managed to escape to Costa Rica.
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