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Latin America Politics

Conflict in Nicaragua escalates to new levels

Following the violent repression of peaceful protests during the months of April and early May, Nicaragua has seen an increase in violations of human rights and a regression of political freedoms.

Latin America Politics Security

The Nicaraguan crisis deepens

The ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua between the Sandinista government under President Daniel Ortega and anti-government protesters continues to worsen. The crisis marks the worst period of political violence that Nicaragua has faced since the end of its civil war in 1989.

Latin America Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nicaragua is using feminism to undermine democracy

President Daniel Ortega’s move to nominate his wife as vice-president has riled the opposition, as government lip service to feminism covers an attempt to create an increasingly autocratic political dynasty.

Europe Politics

The South China Sea ruling: The view from the UK

The UK’s response to The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on the South China Sea should avoid any miscalculation towards China.

Latin America Security

Cuban migrants stuck in Central America

Thousands of migrants from Cuba heading out from Ecuador are stuck in Central America, as Costa Rica and Nicaragua squabble over freedom of movement. In 2008, the government of Rafael

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Nicaragua canal poses significant environmental risks

While the canal would likely boost commercial activity and revenue in the region, the project carries strong economic and environmental risks. Attempts in the past have made the Nicaragua canal

Latin America Security

Arms deal with Nicaragua boosts Russia’s presence in Latin America

Frequent visits to the region by high-ranking Russian officials have stirred rumors of military weaponry sales to Nicaragua. This has caused the US and its allies to be on alert

Latin America Security

Poor security drives Honduras emigration

A variety of domestic factors, including a lack of security and economic opportunity, are driving steady emigration out of Honduras. Conclusions drawn from the author’s research work on the ground

Economics Latin America

China creates new trade route through Nicaragua canal

Construction on the Nicaragua canal is set to start in December. The government has proclaimed it to be an economic panacea. When the Nicaraguan National Assembly approved legislation with HKDN Group