Welcome back to another week of Central American news!
All eyes are on Guatemala, where the executive and legislative powers are doubling down on UN-backed anti-corruption body CICIG and the Constitutional Court, which supported anti-corruption efforts, putting democracy at risk.
Costa Ricans have a new Vice-President to replace Epsy Campbell and Panama is preparing for the Pope’s arrival for World Youth Day. El Salvador is in full-on presidential campaign mode, Belize is coming to grips with being a player in international drug trade routes and the Organization of American States initiated a special session under the Democratic Charter to discuss what can be done, diplomatically at first, with Nicaragua.
Against this backdrop, another migrant caravan is preparing to leave Central America and the US government is still partially shut down over funding of the US-Mexico border wall.
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