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Why Splinter? Parties that Split from the FSLN, FMLN and URNG
While there has been a good amount written about the transitions of the FSLN, FMLN, and URNG to political parties, we have not seen much written on what happened to those groups that splintered from the original revolutionary coalitions to follow their own ...
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Republicans and Democrats look to Latin America
You'd really have to pay me, but fortunately Greg went ahead and analyzed the Republican and Democratic platforms' positions on issues related to the United States and Latin America. From the Republican platform : In the end, the Republican platform tries t...
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Guatemala: on pace for 7th consecutive yr of lower homicide rates
I don't write much about Guatemala's murder rate anymore. There's not much new to write. Guatemala: si mantenemos tendencia al 30 junio tendremos un 7mo año consecutivo de descenso en la violencia homicida pic.twitter.com/TTlOK8SEaS — Carlos Mendoza (@camen...
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The Clinton-Kaine Honduran connection
Blue Virginia On Friday, Hilary Clinton announced that Senator Tim Kaine (VA) would be her running mate in this year's presidential election. Kaine is a 1976 graduate of Rockhurst High School , an all-boys Jesuit high school in Kansas City, Missouri. Howeve...
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Reactions to El Salvador's unconstitutional amnesty
The Economist , The Inter-American Dialogue , and IntLawGrrls  take a look at the recent court decision in El Salvador that overturned the amnesty regarding civil war era crimes. I am of the mind that the Constitutional Court's ruling that the 1993 amnesty ...
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Commotion within the leadership of the FMLN
Robin Maria DeLugan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Merced, has a good op-ed at NACLA on the recent ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice. The court decision, while heralded b...
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Donald Trump tries to stick it to Hillary Clinton in Scranton
Donald Trump was in Scranton yesterday afternoon for a campaign event. I walked over to the rally but watched it on the computer. In keeping with his promise to "Make America Great Again," he went back to Scranton's roots to remind us of the good times and ...
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Will El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Continue Falling?
Christine Wade , Felix Ulloa , Arturo Matute , and I provide some provisional answers about the recent decrease in El Salvador's homicide rate for the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor . El Salvador, which has among the world’s highest h...
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Guatemala: a new front in the war on corruption
I'm glad that I am not the only one confused by all these corruption scandals. The corruption in the penitentiary system was the tip of the iceberg for the Pérez Molina administration. Beginning in April 2015, investigators from the Attorney General’s Offic...
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Now Comes the Hard Part in Colombia
Kejal Vyas has a good story on  Colombia’s Epic War Is Ending. Now Comes the Hard Part . I don't really like "Now Comes to the Hard Part." Maybe something like "It Won't Get Any Easier"? In the story, Vyas retells some concerns that FARC soldiers have about...
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Reactions to El Salvador's unconstitutional amnesty
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Latin America's "long, bloody chapter ends"
Jim Wyss and Glenn Garvin have a terrific overview of Latin American guerrilla movements finally coming to an end in the region for the Miami Herald . With the hopeful signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC, there will be...
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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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