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About morganworld982014

In recent years I've been living in South America and writing occasional articles that touch on human rights and social issues in Latin America. Ronald J. Morgan

Election Briefing: Opposition Vows to Defeat Re-election of Honduras President Hernandez

By Ronald J. Morgan This November 26, Honduras will hold their third election since the 2009 military coup that overthrew leftist President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. This time, a coalition of left and moderate forces will attempt to defeat what they … Continue reading

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Venezuela Crisis Deepens

By Ronald J. Morgan Venezuela has become the worst political crisis in Latin America in decades. And with no end in sight, the human toll is expected to keep rising. An electoral and constitutional crisis which began taking shape shortly … Continue reading

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Lenin Moreno to Continue Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution

By Ronald J. Morgan This year’s Ecuadoran Elections wrapped up on a sour note and with the prospect of rising political confrontation. Right-wing Opposition Candidate Guillermo Lasso has refused to recognize the results of the second round voting. “I will never recognize … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Neoliberalism: Firings, Price Hikes, Austerity

By Ronald J. Morgan The second year of the Mauricio Macri Administration is beginning with what use to be called the Washington Consensus firmly in control. As is usually the case with such administrations the focus is on economic reforms that will … Continue reading

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Colombia: Plan B Peace Accord Approved

By Ronald J. Morgan Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has succeeded in having the Colombian congress approve a revised version of the peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The passage of the accord officially ends 52 … Continue reading

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How the Sandinistas Grew Powerful

By Ronald J. Morgan A 2000 political pact between Daniel Ortega and then President Arnoldo Aleman paved the way for impunity and back room deals. The pact made the Sandinistas and the Independent Liberal Party the dominant political forces in … Continue reading

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Nicaragua’s Controversial Election

By Ronald J. Morgan Daniel Ortega has won a third consecutive re-election as President of Nicaragua. Ortega, who turns 71 this week, can point to some impressive accomplishments since returning to power through the ballot box in 2007. But dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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