|Central American University - UCA
Number 335 | Junio 2009
El Salvador and Nicaragua: So Near and Yet So Far
The FMLN’s electoral victory and the initiation of
President Mauricio Funes’ administration in El Salvador
have triggered high expectations in Central America.
And, although “all comparisons are detestable,”
they at least let us tease out some
contrasts with Nicaragua.... continuar...
SUPPORTED IN SOUTH In an act held in Bluefields in May, representatives of the Miskitu population in Nicaragua’s southern Caribbean region decided to support the Miskitu... continuar...
So Far the AA Is of No Use to Us
The author participated in the “side room” consultations
in the negotiations resulting in the Central American Free Trade Agreement
with the United States.
He’s now involved in Central America’s negotiations for the
signing of an association agreement with the European Union.
Based on those experiences, he points to some of
the problems faced in both processes.... continuar...
Are We Surfing the Internet Or Have We Run Aground?
Information and communication technologies
are the new arenas where today’s youth can learn and come together.
So how is Nicaragua navigating this network of knowledge?
Have we run aground in these vast, uncharted waters?... continuar...
Disputing the Underpinnings of Impunity
In his inaugural speech, President Mauricio Funes
upbraided the outgoing ARENA for “governing for the few,
being complacent toward corruption and both
fearing and abetting organized crime.”
He promised a different government, one not influenced by
“family privileges, abusive patronage and murky godfather vices.”
But the limitations on fulfilling this pledge
are greater than the possibilities.... continuar...
The Rosenberg Case: A Guatemalan Labyrinth
“My name is Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano.
Unfortunately if you are seeing this message
it’s because I was killed by President Álvaro Colom.”
The murder of Rosenberg, a respected lawyer,
followed by his incredible videotaped accusation,
has entangled Guatemala in an intricate political maze
at a time when the country is in a severe economic crisis.
Is there a way out?... continuar...
The Legion of Christ: A Rotten Fruit
The legend of Marcial Maciel, now deceased, is tarnished
by his scandalous life as a depraved pederast,
lover of money and accessory to the rich.
But his Legion of Christ, founded with
Pope John Paul II’s blessing,
is still with us.
An investigation of this religious business organization,
ordered by Pope Benedict XVI, is now underway.
Will this rotten fruit be separated from the rest or
will it go on contaminating the Church?... continuar...
Fernando Lugo: Irresponsibility and Machismo
The Paraguay Women’s Coordinating Committee (CMP),
a network of 10 organizations that has been working for women’s rights for 22 years,
released this communiqué on April 26 to present their reflections and positions
on events related to President Fernando Lugo’s paternity.... continuar...