April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak discussed how the United States and other nations in the Americas are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the situation in Guyana vis-a-vis the contested election, the increasing authoritarian tendencies of President Bukele of El Salvador, the continued deportation of immigrants during … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

December 18, 2018: The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico

The Office of the Spokesperson of the State Department published the following media note outlining US foreign policy vis-à-vis El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico. The United States, in partnership with the government of Mexico, is committed to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America by enhancing security, governance, and economic prosperity that … Continue reading December 18, 2018: The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico

Honduras

Map of Honduras / Central Intelligence Agency / The World Factbook / Public Domain Introduction Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, … Continue reading Honduras

Coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean: March 16, 2020

Dara from the World Health Organization The World Health Organization published the following updated figures in its March 16, 2020, situation report: Data from the World Health Organization The WHO reports 201 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latin American and the Caribbean and three new deaths from the disease. Uruguay reported its first confirmed … Continue reading Coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean: March 16, 2020