Welcome back to another week of Central American news!
Here’s round-up of this week:
US and EU representatives traveled to Nicaragua to pressure President Ortega into reopening dialogue with opposition leaders and civil society, while 50,000 Nicaraguans are pleading for asylum in neighboring Costa Rica. Honduras approved a long-awaited reform aiming at fixing its weak electoral system, El Salvador’s presidential campaign is in its last stretch, and Belize is polarized over the upcoming referendum on the role the International Court of Justice should play in its land dispute with Guatemala. In Guatemala, Gang Barrio 18 is the main suspect behind a bus attack and a new refugee shelter opened at its border with Mexico. The Pope in Panama touches on St. Romero, migration and corruption in Central America. The Central American isthmus remains divided over the political crisis in Venezuela
Thank you for reading and see you next week!