Governance

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:35
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is considering running for re-election in next year’s presidential race, even though there’s a fierce debate over whether such a move would even be legal, stirring up old wounds of the 2009 coup and the ill-footed reasons Honduran elites and the U.S. State Department cooked up to justify it.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:45
Human rights must be a top priority during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, said Amnesty International in an open letter to United States President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:46
Luis Fleischman writes, "It is not coincidental that as the OAS was adopting this benevolent approach towards the Maduro regime, the electoral process in Nicaragua was being destroyed. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court issued a decision to give legal representation of the largest opposition party, the Partido Liberal Independiente (PLI) to Pedro Reyes"
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:27
A U.S.-backed commission that helps provide justice for victims of human rights abuses in the Americas is in danger of collapse because of a severe cash crunch. Advocates say some donor governments may be happy to see the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights falter because it has harshly criticized them.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:46
Colombia's Mines and Energy Minister Tomas Gonzalez has resigned his post, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, amid a series of energy generation problems sparked by drought.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 05:20
Bolivia's President Evo Morales has accepted defeat in a referendum which aimed to change the constitution to allow him to run for another term. Mr Morales said he had "lost a small battle, but not the war".
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:25
President Evo Morales of Bolivia said on Monday that he did not yet accept defeat in a contentious referendum to allow him to run for a fourth term, saying that despite the exit polls suggesting that it failed, the final vote count could still favor him.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 04:55
President Evo Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office, exit polls suggest. One poll suggests 52.3% voted against the proposal to amend the constitution, while another suggests it was 51%.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:38
With only 3.3 million inhabitants, Uruguay is the smallest nation by population in Latin America. Its giant neighbor Brazil, by contrast, has a population of more than 200 million. But what it lacks in numbers, Uruguay makes up for by ranking as the least corrupt and most democratic country in Latin America — as well as only one of two, along with Chile, rated as a “high income” country by the United Nations.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 05:10
Mr. Martelly is largely to blame for having led the country into electoral and political chaos, with no prospect of electing a successor to replace him by Feb. 7, as the Haitian constitution requires.

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