Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

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El Salvador’s Most Wanted: Ex-President Francisco Flores Accused Of Corruption

June 26, 2014

El Salvador’s upcoming leadership change is being overshadowed by an unfolding corruption case involving one of the nation’s previous presidents, Francisco Flores (1999-2004), who has been “missing” since late January. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Salvadoran Gang Truce On Its Last Legs

June 25, 2014

The government of outgoing President Mauricio Funes appears to have turned its back once and for all on a controversial gang “truce” it helped broker more than two years ago. Read the rest of this entry ?

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“Comandante” Sánchez Céren, Leftist Fighter And Peace Accord Signer, Elected President Of El Salvador — Barely

June 9, 2014

After a year-and-a-half-long campaign season, two rounds of voting, competing claims of victory, right-wing protests, a thinly veiled coup threat and a partial recount, El Salvador’s grueling presidential race has finally produced a victor: former guerilla commander and current Vice President Salvador Sánchez Céren. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Salvadoran Presidential Contest To Be Decided In A Runoff

June 5, 2014

Vice President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the left-wing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) won El Salvador’s Feb. 2 presidential election by an unexpectedly solid margin but fell just short of the 50% plus one valid vote needed to avoid a runoff. Read the rest of this entry ?

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President-Elect Bachelet Names Chile’s Next Government Cabinet

June 5, 2014

After routing the right in December’s runoff election, President-elect Michelle Bachelet now faces the considerable challenge of turning her broad campaign coalition – a loose affiliation of center-left and leftwing parties known as the Nueva Mayoría – into a viable governing bloc. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ortega’s Overhaul Of The Nicaraguan Constitution Is A Done Deal

June 5, 2014

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega put the finishing touches this month on a thunderous political power play that could extend his already lengthy stay in office until 2021 – and beyond. Read the rest of this entry ?

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El Salvador At A Crossroads As Presidential Election Nears

June 5, 2014

Less than three weeks before voters head to the polls to select a replacement for outgoing leader Mauricio Funes, El Salvador’s marathon presidential race remains too close to call. Read the rest of this entry ?