Drastic Measures and Lack of Accountability in El Salvador

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 51 El Salvador is by far the smallest of the three countries, covering only 21,041 square kilometers with a population of 6.5 million with the following ethnic-racial breakdown: 86.3% mestizo, 12.7% white, .2% indigenous (Lenca, Kakawira, and Nahua-Pipil), 0.1% black, and 0.6% other. Consequently, El Salvador has theContinue reading “Drastic Measures and Lack of Accountability in El Salvador”

Guatemala Between Migrants and International Aid

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 50 Data and Stats on Guatemala Of the three Northern Triangle countries, Guatemala has the largest overall population (17.2 million) as well as the highest percentage of indigenous peoples, with only 56% mestizos (or ladinos as they are called locally), 41.7% Maya, 1.8% Xinca; smaller ethnic andContinue reading “Guatemala Between Migrants and International Aid”

The Northern Triangle Amidst Multiple Crises

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 49 Long before the onset of COVID, the Northern Triangle Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (from here on referred to as the Northern Triangle, unless speaking of individual countries) were characterized by endemic poverty, political inefficacy and corruption, and frequent violence.  Violence isContinue reading “The Northern Triangle Amidst Multiple Crises”

Restrictions de Voyage entre le Canada et l’Amérique Latine

Rapports sur le COVID-19 en Amérique Latine et la Caraïbe: No. 48 (In English) Il fait déjà un an depuis que le confinement sans précédent pour freiner la propagation du COVID-19 au niveau fédéral a été mis en place au Canada. À ce jour, on compte plus de 900,000 cas confirmés du coronavirus et plusContinue reading “Restrictions de Voyage entre le Canada et l’Amérique Latine”

Travel Restrictions Between Canada and Latin America

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 48 (En Français) It has been a year since an unprecedented nation-wide lockdown to curb the spread of a novel coronavirus came into effect in Canada. To date, there are over 900,000 reported cases of COVID-19 and over 22,105 deaths in all of Canada and counting. TheContinue reading “Travel Restrictions Between Canada and Latin America”

United Nations and Its Current Involvement in the Region (Part 2)

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 47 Please refer to report no. 46 as well. UN Regional Commission ECLAC ECLAC is the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, created in 1948. As a response to the pandemic, ECLAC has built an Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Observatory’s goalContinue reading “United Nations and Its Current Involvement in the Region (Part 2)”

United Nations and Its Current Involvement in the Region

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 46 On January 30 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 as a global public health emergency. The world has changed forever, and a “new normal” took part in our daily lives. One year later, the pandemic is far from being over. 2020 profoundly altered the agenda of the UnitedContinue reading “United Nations and Its Current Involvement in the Region”

Strategic Tools and Agencies of EU-LAC Strategic Partnership

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 44 In this context, the action of the EEAS – European Union’s diplomatic service is fundamental. A key aspect of the work of the EEAS is its ability to have a strong working relationship with the United Nations (UN) and other International Organizations. The EEAS is basedContinue reading “Strategic Tools and Agencies of EU-LAC Strategic Partnership”

EU and LAC Partnership: The Regulatory Framework

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 43 The European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have established a solid and strategic partnership. They are natural partners linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They cooperate closely at the international level and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels.Continue reading “EU and LAC Partnership: The Regulatory Framework”

The Rule of Law in Ecuador During the Pandemic (Part 2)

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 45 Like the United States, Ecuador held presidential and congressional elections in the middle of the pandemic, although Ecuador’s presidential race used a two-time runoff system. On February 7, 2021, the citizenry went to the polls (with COVID-19 protective protocols in place) to choose among sixteen presidentialContinue reading “The Rule of Law in Ecuador During the Pandemic (Part 2)”