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The Politics of Reconciliation after Civil War: Challenges and Advances in Central and South America (LASA)
The Politics of Reconciliation after Civil War: Challenges and
Advances in Central and South America
Session - Organizer: David Scott Palmer, Boston University
Chair: Christine J Wade, Washington College (865 // PPP - Panel - Sunday, 12:45pm - 2:15pm, Petit...
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Seeking asylum in the United States
Read Leighton Woodhouse's Running for their Lives: Fleeing Gangs, Central American Refugees Fight Deportation From the U.S. for The Intercept . It's really another frustrating piece about how the dehumanization of refugees from Central America has become st...
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The Limits of Peace in the Case of El Salvador: Memories in Conflict and Permanent Victims
Friends Eduardo Rey Tristán, Alberto Martín Álvarez and Jorge Juárez Ávila have a new post on  La impunidad sonríe mientras las elites políticas se disputan la memoria at El Faro Academico. Rey, Martin, and Juarez's entry is based on a recently published bo...
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"Extortion is like life insurance. If you don't pay up you get killed"
Anastasia Moloney has an interesting article on Deadly gang extortion rackets drive emigration from El Salvador . Some statistics jump out. Up to eight buses arrive daily at the main migration centre in El Salvador's capital, carrying scores of Salvadorans ...
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Hope amid Northern Triangle violence
An entertaining read from Richard Lapper on visiting the Northern Triangle thirty years after covering the wars there in 1981-1982 and beyond for Americas Quarterly . Okay, I have some problems criticizing international middle class perspectives on Central ...
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Militarizing the police in Honduras (a never-ending tale)
Christine Wade takes a look at what is happening in Honduras with Police Scandal in Honduras Could Lead to Even More Militarized Policing for the World Politics Review . The Honduran National Police have long had a reputation as being the most corrupt in Ce...
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El Salvador prepares to go after bigger fish
The always fabulous Alberto Arce argues that   El Salvador Throws Out Gang Truce and Officials Who Put It in Place for the New York Times . As you might be aware, the Salvadoran fiscalia has been arresting individuals involved with the 2012 gang truce, a tr...
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Three year anniversary of the genocide annulment
Jo-Marie Burt has a nice reflection on what is going on three years after the annulment of the Rios Montt genocide verdict with  In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict  for The Huffington Post . The process has been ...
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While civil charges involving illicit enrichment have recently moved forward against former Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes, he might also be in the cross-hairs of the country's new attorney general for his role in the country's 2012 gang truce, which came into being four
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Press and other freedoms under attack in Nicaragua
Robert Magowan takes a look at declining freedom of the press in Nicaragua in a three-part series for Open Democracy. Part one is entitled In beautiful, beleaguered Nicaragua, a democracy lies dormant . Such audacity is characteristic of the caudillo (the t...
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Sounds like a new industry: Courting the gang vote in El Salvador
Approximately two years ago, I provided expert witness testimony in an asylum case involving a young man who fled El Salvador. My testimony primarily revolved around painting a picture of the political and security conditions in the country. The young man c...
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Not what I had in mind: Four Years after El Salvador’s Gang Truce: Time to Know the Truth
The Salvadoran attorney general's office moved to arrest numerous individuals involved in the 2012 gang truce on Tuesday. Tim ( Homicides drop and government arrests enablers of 2012 gang truce ), Nina Lakhani ( El Salvador arrests negotiators of gang truce...
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  • University of Scranton
    Associate Professor, 2011 - present
  • University of Scranton
    Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2011
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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania.
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