November 2, 2017
- Leonardo Villar, “How Colombia’s Economic Outlook Puts Pressure on the Peace Deal” (Americas Quarterly, November 2, 2017).
The government will need to find ways to increase its earnings, which in turn will require a tax system that is both more progressive and better for competitiveness
- “Con Timochenko Como Candidato Presidencial las Farc se Lanzan al Ruedo Electoral” (Semana (Colombia), November 2, 2017).
El exguerillero precisó que están buscando “hacer gobierno y poder” y agregó que el país va a un gobierno de transición
- Joe Parkin Daniels, “Colombia’s Former Farc Rebel Chief ‘Timochenko’ to Run for President” (The Guardian (Uk), November 2, 2017).
A potential spanner in the works of the Farc’s political foray is that ex-commanders will probably face trial for human rights abuses and war crimes
- Rick Gladstone, “Trump Administration Defends Cuba Embargo at u.n., Reversing Obama” (The New York Times, November 2, 2017).
The vote on the resolution in the 193-member General Assembly was 191 to 2. The United States and Israel, which often acts in concert with its American ally, were the lone dissenters
- Parker Asmann, “Berta Caceres Murder Report Underscores Criminal Ties of Honduras Business, State” (InsightCrime, November 2, 2017).
The US congress has yet to receive approval from the State Department to release the 75 percent of aid to the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that is conditioned
- Sergeant Ian Leones, “U.S. Marines Complete School Projects in Honduras” (U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, Revista Dialogo (U.S. Southern Command), November 2, 2017).
In addition to the school projects in Trujillo, marines with SPMAGTF-SC completed engineering projects in Guatemala and Belize, as well as conducted security cooperation training with their counterparts in several Central American and Caribbean nations
- “Immigrants From Honduras, Nicaragua Face Us Deadline” (Voice of America, November 2, 2017).
If the Department of Homeland Security does not extend TPS for the two countries by November 6, permission to live and work in the U.S. will expire for thousands of Hondurans and Nicaraguans on January 5
- Patrick Corcoran, “Study Sheds New Light on Roots of Mexico Cartel Wars” (InsightCrime, November 2, 2017).
One of the paper’s more obvious implications for future security policy is that officials should principally target not kingpins, but rather their armed wings
- , Nacha Cattan, “Narcos Kill Mexican Journalists. Politicos Buy Off Their Bosses” (Bloomberg, November 2, 2017).
On TV, soap-opera characters break off from romantic intrigues to point out what a good job local authorities have done at improving the street-lighting
- Anatoly Kurmanaev, “How Venezuela Fell Victim to ‘Clear Manipulation’ in Election” (The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2017).
The sequence in El Casabe provides a rare look at how President Nicolás Maduro’s government is trying to ensure its political survival