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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...

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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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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Ley Sophia: The return of the death penalty in Chile?

On 25 January 2018, a two-year-old girl named Sophia died in a hospital in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt - days after...
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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...

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...

A nation within two states: How the Mapuche conflict marks Chile

On 8 August, Argentina’s government announced that a reward of US$27,000 would be issued in return for information regarding the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado,...

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