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We didn't forget about you
The Panamanian government has officially requested former president Ricardo Martinelli's extradition from the United States where he is believed to be hiding out in the Miami area. Martinelli is alleged to have engaged in a variety of illegal actions during...
The Panamanian government has officially requested former president Ricardo Martinelli's extradition from the United States where he is bel...
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The America's migrant and refugee crisis
Christine Wade has a new article for the World Politics Review on As New Migrant Streams Look North, Central America’s Crisis Moves South . Amid the wave of migrants fleeing to the United States from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala—collectively referred...
Christine Wade has a new article for the World Politics Review on As New Migrant Streams Look North, Central America’s Crisis Moves South ....
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US release of its Latin American Cold War files
An interesting read by Peter Kornbluh on  Why the Obama administration is giving old state secrets to Latin American allies in the Washington Post. Alongside the traditional instruments of statecraft, the Obama administration has developed an entirely new t...
An interesting read by Peter Kornbluh on Why the Obama administration is giving old state secrets to Latin American allies in the Washingt...
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Maya justice in Guatemala
Anna-Cat Brigida has an interesting story on the application of Maya justice in contemporary Guatemala for Fusion . In dozens of Mayan communities in Guatemala, robberies, debts, and even homicides are resolved in just hours by elected indigenous leaders. W...
Anna-Cat Brigida has an interesting story on the application of Maya justice in contemporary Guatemala for Fusion . In dozens of Mayan com...
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Battle against organized crime in Guatemala continues
President Jimmy Morales' son and brother both appeared voluntarily before prosecutors in Guatemala . During their meetings last week and this Monday, they individually responded to allegations that they "presented false bills for reimbursement favoring the ...
President Jimmy Morales' son and brother both appeared voluntarily before prosecutors in Guatemala . During their meetings last week and thi...
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Former Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes was granted asylum in Nicaragua because he and his family's lives were in danger because of thei...
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Morales' government rocked by successive scandals
Martín Rodríguez Pellecer and Javier Estrada take a look at the complexities of the recent corruption allegations against Jimmy Morales' brother, son, and close confidants in Guatemala. They provide additional details on the fake bills story I mentioned las...
Martín Rodríguez Pellecer and Javier Estrada take a look at the complexities of the recent corruption allegations against Jimmy Morales' br...
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Taking the over / under on Daniel Ortega's margin of victory
Greg Weeks and I spoke about Nicaragua yesterday for a Latin American podcast series that he is developing. For way too many reasons, Daniel Ortega is going to emerge victorious in the November presidential elections. He has used his political skill to undo...
Greg Weeks and I spoke about Nicaragua yesterday for a Latin American podcast series that he is developing. For way too many reasons, Danie...
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Migrant surge from Central America
From McClatchy Both family apprehensions and detentions of unaccompanied children have shown dramatic increases over last year’s totals – with family detentions nearly doubling and the number children traveling without parents increasing 52 percent. Those i...
From McClatchy Both family apprehensions and detentions of unaccompanied children have shown dramatic increases over last year’s totals – ...
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We've been here before, haven't we?
For the last thirty years, the United States has made it increasingly difficult for migrants to cross its southern border with Mexico. We have added thousands of border patrol agents, miles of walls, surveillance technology including drones, and laws that c...
For the last thirty years, the United States has made it increasingly difficult for migrants to cross its southern border with Mexico. We ha...
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Making sense of US "assistance" to Latin America
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) recently asked a series of important questions concerning the explosion in US special operations deployments to Latin America over the last decade in  U.S. Special Operations in Latin America: Parallel Diplomacy...
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) recently asked a series of important questions concerning the explosion in US special opera...
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Insight Crime investigation on Guatemala Elites and Organized Crime: The CICIG
Steven Dudley provides a terrific overview of CICIG and Carlos Castresana's efforts to dismantle organized crime for Insight Crime with  Guatemala Elites and Organized Crime: The CICIG . It's long and part of a series ( Guatemala Elites and Organized Crime:...
Steven Dudley provides a terrific overview of CICIG and Carlos Castresana's efforts to dismantle organized crime for Insight Crime with Gua...
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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania.
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  • University of Scranton
    Associate Professor, 2011 - present
  • University of Scranton
    Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2011