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Hondurans are looking for jobs, not escaping violence?
According to a recent study by the Jesuit Reflection, Research and Communication Team (ERIC-SJ) in Honduras, most Hondurans who left their country in recent years did so because of the lack of economic opportunity rather than because of violence. nearly hal...
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Former Salvadoran president to stand trial for illicit enrichment
The Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice has ruled that there exists sufficient evidence to send former President Mauricio Funes to civil trial for illicit enrichment. According to the court, Funes could not sufficiently explain $600,000 in purchases and pay...
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FMLN comes under attack in El Salvador
El Salvador's ARENA, PDC and PCN are threatening to bring charges against members of the FMLN for crimes that they committed during the war if the government violates the pact of reconciliation signed following the Peace Accords. I think that they are refer...
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The US' point man for Latin American peace processes
The New York Times has a terrific profile of Bernard Aronson, A Democratic Diplomat, at Ease With both Guerrillas and the G.O.P. As a Democrat who served as assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs under the first President George Bush, Mr. A...
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Nicaragua detains and expels Freedom House’s Latin America Director
While I taught an online American Government class over our January intersession, things have picked up this week with the beginning of the spring semester. One of the courses that I am teaching is Central America . I scheduled three student debates in the ...
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Silence as we hear about all the good things that Francisco Flores accomplished
Si usted cree que Flores fue un magnífico presidente, esta nota de @rikirraka lo invita a ser un poco más serio. https://t.co/V4cWa7vCXM — Ernesto Mejía (@netomejia08) February 2, 2016 I did not know that, surprisingly, some people view Francisco Flores as ...
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Finding those responsible for the US churchwomen murders
Raymond Bonner has a terrific article in ProPublica on  The Diplomat and the Killer  (h/t Sonja Wolf). In it, he tells the story of how a US foreign service officer and a Salvadoran soldier cracked the wall of impunity behind the murders of the four US Chur...
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Guatemala's sexual violence trial continues
The Sepur Zarco trial in Guatemala is a landmark case that addresses sexual violence against women during wartime. The trial of Valdez and Reyes is based on events in and around a small military base near the tiny hamlet of Sepur Zarco in the eastern depart...
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El Salvador moves to arrest those accused of murdering the Jesuits
In a surprising move, the Salvadoran PNC arrested four soldiers wanted in connection with the murders of the Jesuits in 1989. Colonel Guillermo Alfredo Benavides Moreno and soldiers Antonio Ramiro Avalos Vargas, Angel Perez Vasquez and Tomas Zarpate Castill...
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Salvadoran colonel one step closer to trial in Spain
Retired Salvadorans colonel Inocente Montano is one step closer to facing charges related to the November 1989 UCA murders. From the AP A judge has ruled that a former Salvadoran colonel can be extradited to Spain to face charges that he helped plan the sla...
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Former Guatemalan general and de facto president dies
Retired Guatemalan general, Oscar Humberto Mejia Victores , died at the age of 85. Mejia Victores served as defense minister during the Efrain Rios Montt administration but ascended to power in 1983 when Rios Montt was removed via coup. From Harrison Smith ...
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Sepur Zarco trials begins in Guatemala
The  Sepur Zarco trial is currently underway in Guatemala. Nina Lakhani has background on the trial for The Guardian . First the army came for the men. Fifteen Mayan peasant leaders in the tiny hamlet of Sepur Zarco in eastern Guatemala were seized and kill...
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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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