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- 17th Regional Summit, San Pedro
- From Central America Update, 1–15
December 1995. One of a series of meetings of Central
American presidents to discuss matters of regional concern
such as crime, terrorism, drug and arms trafficking, Goal
of eliminating military forces from the region faces
- Central American Parliament Protests U.S.
- Centr-Am News, XXVI, Week of September
13–19 1998. Members of the Central American Parliament
recently signed a letter which they later presented to U.S.
Attorney General Janet Reno, protesting the deportation of
vast quantities of Central American immigrants from the
- Doubtful Democracy
- By Maricel Sequeira, IPS, 23 December 1999. The armies
of Central America have lost political power, but gained
influence in the economic arena. Although there are
popularly elected governments in every country, the lack
of equality in income distribution continues to plague the
- Central American Parliament, Victim or
- By Néfer Muñoz, IPS, 11 July 2000.The Central American
Parliament (Parlacen) has come under fire for devouring 20
million dollars a year while coming up with few, and
non-binding, results, and for providing immunity from
prosecution for politicians accused of
corruption. Parlacen has been the victim of a lack of
political will on the part of governments in the region,
which have lacked a clear vocation for integration.
- The Most Violent Area in the
- By Néfer Muñoz, IPS, 31 July 2000. Central America is
the most violent region in the Americas, and one of the
most dangerous in the world, according to international
bodies. It has reduced average life expectancy in the
region. Broad ownership of firearms and vigilantism are
cited as causes.