The backsliding of democracy is a reality in many parts of the world, and Central America has been no exception. Nicaragua is under an authoritarian regime. El Salvador’s President has announced he will run for reelection despite his country’s constitution forbidding it. And even in Costa Rica, once seen as a bastion of stability, there have been worrying signs. What is pushing this trend in the region, and what are the efforts to reverse it? In this episode of The Americas Quarterly Podcast, Brian Winter and former President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís analyze the political scenario in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Luis Guillermo Solís is a former President of Costa Rica
Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly
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Tags: AQ Podcast, Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nayib Bukele, Nicaragua