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How exactly are you a good partner, Otto?
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said that his country will not accept the "imposition" of CICIG as a condition of US funding for the Alliance for Prosperity. In a sense, that is not surprising. The Guatemalan military has always been a proud institut...
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US updates Honduras Travel Warning
The US Government recently updated its travel warning for Honduras. The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high, although it has declined in the past two years. This Travel...
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Farmer cooperatives supply El Salvador with seed
Nathan Weller of EcoViva penned an op-ed entitled  Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seed . Weller argues that recent changes to how the Salvadoran government procures seeds for its national Family Agriculture Program has been a win...
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Not ideal but...Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers
AFP Noe Leiva investigates how the Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers .  Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him ...
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US criticizes Honduran labor violations
While the US already has taken Guatemala to task for failing to develop and enforce adequate regulations to protect its workers, a new US report looks like it has just laid out an argument why the US should start moving in a similar direction in Honduras. T...
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Lawyers are disappearing in Mexico and Central America
Karla Zabludovsky has a terrific story on  Mexican Lawyers Are Disappearing, Leaving Nothing But Fear And Questions Behind  for Buzzfeed. DURANGO, Mexico — When Claudio Hugo Gallardo disappeared in 2013, his sons scoured the local hospital, prison, and morg...
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Salvadorans wait patiently, but they shouldn't have to
I woke up this morning to write a post on the aftermath of El Salvador's legislative and municipal elections but it looks like Tim already did with  #EpicFail or Sabotage? I think if there were a hashtag to describe the work of the Supreme Electoral Tribuna...
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Rigoberta Menchu welcomes the savior Alfonso Portillo home to Guatemala
Louis Reynolds looks at how Alfonso Portillo's return to Guatemala following his prison sentence in the US might shake up the upcoming September elections for Americas Quarterly . I mentioned on Twitter the surprising welcome that Rigoberta Menchu gave to P...
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Joint Statement regarding The Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle
The Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the US Vice President States released a Joint Statement regarding The Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle today in Guatemala City. The Presidents of El Salvador, Salvador ...
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Given credibility of Salvadoran TSE, the waiting is bearable
Salvadorans are still waiting on the results of this past Sunday's elections. Apparently the new computer system that they adopted to tabulate individual votes from each of the country's voting tables had failed. Some of it was foreseen beforehand but not t...
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Salvadorans head to the polls once again
Salvadorans return to the ballot box tomorrow for the third time in four years to select members from ten different political parties for the legislature, mayoral posts, and PARLACEN. As usual, the FMLN and ARENA stand apart from the country's other politic...
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University of Scranton recognizes Sr. Peggy with Arrupe Award
Today, the University of Scranton recognized Margaret Ann O'Neill, S.C. with its Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for "Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry." Margaret Ann O'Neill, S.C. is better known as Sr. Peggy. She is a familiar face to...
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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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