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One China for Central America, One China for the rest?

In June this year, Panama seized upon an important regional precedent as it switched its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to Beijing. Chinese President Xi...

Family separation: Fear, loathing and human rights on America’s southern border

It is easy to see Trump’s handling of his ‘family separation’ policy on America’s border with Mexico as self-contained episode. In early June Trump...
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Trump pushes Latin America into the arms of the EU

Over the last two years, the global economy has witnessed seismic shifts in its natural order. Since 2016, the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald...
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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John...

The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October,...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El...
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Mexico’s disappeared: Civil society movements fill the void

On 12 March, Mexico's Federal Police announced that they had arrested a man known as 'La Rana' ('The Frog') in connection with the disappearance of 43...
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Fronting up to impunity: Can Guatemala do it alone?

In the wake of the far-reaching Odebrecht scancal that has rocked Latin America, it is clear that – despite efforts internationally to curtail its influence...

Honduras elections: Hernández seeks “illegal” reelection

On 26 November, Honduras will hold a hotly-disputed general election to decide, among many other things, the fate of its current president, Juan Orlando...
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The true cost of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

Prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall are being constructed near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California. The wall, a divisive rally call...

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US-China Trade War and the Future International Order

The current trade war between the United States and China has become one of the defining features of this year's news cycle. Tariffs have...
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Miguel Hernando Torres Umba: “I didn’t realise the extent of the problem until I...

Plata or plomo? This is the question Miguel Hernando Torres Umba asks during his critically acclaimed production Stardust, a visceral education of the complex realities...

Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up...