Category: Nicaragua

Crisis in Nicaragua: resolution in sight?

     

Nicaragua’s embattled president Daniel Ortega has attacked pro-democracy protesters engaged in an 11-week student-led uprising as “hate-sowing coup-mongers” and appeared to rule out early elections in a defiant public address,… Read more »

Protests ‘reveal desire for change’ in Nicaragua

     

Mass demonstrations in Nicaragua turned deadly when police opened fire on protesters, killing at least 25. The protests started on April 18 when the government sought to introduce social security… Read more »

Back to the Dark Side? Challenges to Democracy in Latin America

     

Until a few years ago, it was the consensus among academics and practitioners that democracy had finally solidified in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most political leaders and citizens alike… Read more »

Latin America’s state institutions co-opted to bolster those in power

     

Nicaragua moved closer to one-party rule late last month, when the country’s Supreme Electoral Council unseated 28 opposition lawmakers and substitute lawmakers in the National Assembly, effectively handing full control… Read more »

Nicaragua: ‘no one left to vote for’

     

The democratic transition that we Nicaraguans began in 1990, and the peacebuilding we undertook after a tragic war between brothers, relied on an essential foundation: honest and transparent elections, notes… Read more »

As Pink Tide recedes, U.S. should support Latin American democracy

     

 With Latin American voters turning away from their populist leaders, many speculate that the “pink tide” that has pushed the region to the left over the last 15 years is now… Read more »