Tag Archives: Latin America

Abortion Laws in El Salvador

Salvadoran abortion laws are what pro-choice advocates in the United States would call extreme. The abortion laws of El Salvador, which reflect many of the laws and general practices in Central America, deny abortion to women — no matter what the … Continue reading

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Prosecution in Progress for Former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt

Prosecution in Progress for Former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt On January 26, 2012, the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (Centro Para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos or CALDH) filed suit against Efraín Ríos Montt, former president of … Continue reading

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PDVSA and Venezuela’s Economic Regime

Venezuela’s presidential and regional elections gave President Hugo Chavez and his Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) victory. Although everyone is fascinated by the political situation in the country and what could happen given the President’s fragile health, a crucial … Continue reading

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South America Integration: Practical Initiative

The social and economic integration of South America has been marked by the inception of different trade blocs. Among them, the Comunidad Andina (ANCOM), created in 1969, seeks to establish a common market between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Another … Continue reading

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President Chavez Returns to Cuba as Venezuela Prepares for Fresh Elections

Having won October’s presidential election, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for additional cancer treatments. In a letter to the National Assembly on Tuesday November 27th, the President stated that the trip was ordered by his doctor to … Continue reading

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