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Guatemalan president promises to investigate trade unionist crimes
The economic model needs to change. Reform the justice system and increasing  physical security  for those threatened will help but won't quite cut it. The Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina has promised to continue investigating crimes against trade un...
The economic model needs to change. Reform the justice system and increasing physical security for those threatened will help but won't quite cut it. The Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina has promised to continue invest...
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However, as in the past, would-be ARENA reformers’ calls for renovation fell on deaf ears. Unless ARENA embraces such reforms moving forward, its appeal will continue to be driven by fear, rather than the offer of a credible political alternative.    
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Divergent views on the failed Salvadoran gang truce?
Steve Dudley looks at  2 Divergent Views on El Salvador Gang Truce, 1 Sad Conclusion for Insight Crime. 1. A means for the gangs to strengthen their political, social and military standing in an attempt to become a sophisticated narco-criminal-political mov...
Steve Dudley looks at 2 Divergent Views on El Salvador Gang Truce, 1 Sad Conclusion for Insight Crime. 1. A means for the gangs to strengthen their political, social and military standing in an attempt to become a sophistica...
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Radio Progreso employee murdered in Honduras
Radio Progreso marketing manager Carlos Mejía Orellana was found murdered in his home in the northern city of El Progreso on the night of 11 April. He was stabbed several times in the chest. Mejía had worked for the past 13 years for El Progreso-based Radio...
Radio Progreso marketing manager Carlos Mejía Orellana was found murdered in his home in the northern city of El Progreso on the night of 11 April. He was stabbed several times in the chest. Mejía had worked for the past 13 ...
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Just the type of Salvadoran who should be deported
An immigration judge in Miami has ruled that former Salvadoran defense minister General Jose Guillermo Garcia should be deported from the US back to El Salvador because of his involvement in human rights abuses committed in that country during the 1980s. Th...
An immigration judge in Miami has ruled that former Salvadoran defense minister General Jose Guillermo Garcia should be deported from the US back to El Salvador because of his involvement in human rights abuses committed in t...
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To join or not to join - gangs and the police in El Salvador
elsalvador.com From Reuters El Salvador's government on Wednesday said it would charge gang members who attack police and military personnel under anti-terrorism laws, which impose longer prison sentences, to crack down on rising homicides in the poor Centr...
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To Rebound After Defeat, El Salvador’s ARENA Must Move Beyond Fear
Christine Wade and I have a post in today's World Politics Review on  To Rebound After Defeat, El Salvador’s ARENA Must Move Beyond Fear . Here's the kicker: While ARENA demonstrated that it can still get voters to the polls, doubts remain as to whether the...
Christine Wade and I have a post in today's World Politics Review on To Rebound After Defeat, El Salvador’s ARENA Must Move Beyond Fear. Here's the kicker: While ARENA demonstrated that it can still get voters to the polls, ...
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Dancing one's way out of Central America's gangs
Anna-Claire Bevan has the write-up on BBoy for Life , a new film about young Guatemalans who have turned to break dancing in order to give meaning to their lives and to help escape the country's gangs. Guatemala City´s ghettos are renowned for their gangs, ...
Anna-Claire Bevan has the write-up on BBoy for Life, a new film about young Guatemalans who have turned to break dancing in order to give meaning to their lives and to help escape the country's gangs. Guatemala City´s ghetto...
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Does Torture Work? Evidence from Guatemala
Christopher Sullivan, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, has a guest post up at Political Violence @ a Glance based on a recent art...
Christopher Sullivan, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, has a guest post up at Political Violence ...
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In El Salvador, a glimmer of hope for a stronger economy.
So I forgot to link to this when the first round of voting was occurring -  In El Salvador, a glimmer of hope for a stronger economy . In stubbornly slow developing economies, like El Salvador, cultivating entrepreneurship is an essential ingredient for gro...
So I forgot to link to this when the first round of voting was occurring - In El Salvador, a glimmer of hope for a stronger economy. In stubbornly slow developing economies, like El Salvador, cultivating entrepreneurship is ...
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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. I am currently in Guatemala on a Fulbright Scholarship.
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