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Mike Allison

Mike Allison

Politics

Strengthening El Salvador's rule of law

The failure to tackle corruption and insecurity undermines the ruling party's social programmes.

Strengthening El Salvador's rule of law

Human Rights

An end to impunity in Guatemala?

The law has always been used to protect the powerful in Guatemala.

An end to impunity in Guatemala?

US & Canada

Should the US deport unaccompanied minors?

The US government needs to revamp its strategy of curbing immigration from Central America.

Should the US deport unaccompanied minors?

Opinion

2013: A democratic setback in Guatemala

Insecurity, social unrest and lack of legal security have been the hallmark of 2013 for Guatemala.

2013: A democratic setback in Guatemala

Opinion

The myth of the squeaky-clean US

In describing the Guatemalan civil war, media reports often omit important context and downplay the US role.

The myth of the squeaky-clean US

Politics

How to reduce crime in the world's most violent country

An international commission against impunity could lower sky-high murder rates and thwart graft in Honduras.

How to reduce crime in the world's most violent country

US & Canada

Ending the “ruthless leadership” of the Zetas?

Trevino's arrest doesn't mean drug related violence in Mexico is over.

Ending the “ruthless leadership” of the Zetas?

Politics

Ganging up on violence in Honduras

Although a recent truce between rival gangs in Honduras won't provide a panacea to the violence, it's a good first step.

Ganging up on violence in Honduras

Latin America

Guatemala: Rios Montt genocide trial ends with historic verdict

Efrain Rios Montt becomes the first head of state tried and convicted of genocide in a domestic court.

Guatemala: Rios Montt genocide trial ends with historic verdict

US & Canada

US President Obama returns to Latin America

The US is in no place to lecture the people of Mexico and Central America on democracy and human rights, writes author.

US President Obama returns to Latin America

US & Canada

Could the next pope come from Latin America?

The selection of a Latin American Pope would be symbolically important and would help rejuvenate a crippled Church.

Could the next pope come from Latin America?

Politics

The battle to define Hugo Chavez's legacy

The death of Chavez may have immediate regional implications, but his legacy will live on.

The battle to define Hugo Chavez's legacy