The choice of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is another clear example of how the deterioration of liberal democracies enlightens the way for the emergence of authoritarian leaders.
(Both the article by Kevin Casas on Nacion.com as well as this editorial prologue on CentralAmericaData.com were written one day before the presidential election in the United States, when the prognosis was that Hillary Clinton had a more than 80% chance of win the election.)
A ship's captain is the person legitimately appointed to rule the ship, and must not relinquish power to rebellious sailors who want to set a course that serves their own interests and not the rest of the passengers.
Ineptocracy: A government system where the least capable to govern are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the diminishing number of producers.
As the notion of "acquired rights" extends its current deformation which means "even if the world is falling apart the government must pay my salary at the end of each month", the transformation of democracies in ineptocracies is accelerating, especially in reference to democracies in Latin America, and in particularin those like Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay, where some time ago a combination of enlightened leaders and the majority of industrious citizens created prosperous societies not only in economic terms but also in terms of civility and harmony in coexistence.
Amcham claims that the political crisis drove away investors who are now considering returning, "convinced that the message of the intention to strengthen the State is true."
Juan Pablo Carrasco, vice president of the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), told Elperiodico.com.gt that "... An example of (better perceptions) is that on 23 September, a trade mission composed of 12 US franchises come to the country with the idea of settling there, which is a message of confidence to Guatemala and its market. "
The private companies should have to consider the risk posed to Costa Rica's business climate by the excesses of state union leaders.
Costa Rica's democratic traditions pale before the attempt made by a trade unionist to silence the media by threatening the safety of journalists.
An article in Crhoy.com quote statements made by the union member Fabio Chaves regarding the news in Costa Rican media revealing information about unacceptable privileges enjoyed by many officials, acquired against article 57 of the Constitution itself: "Wages will always be equal for equal work under identical conditions of efficiency."
The Guatemalan president will stand trial on charges of conspiracy, bribery and special case of customs fraud.
Judge Miguel Angel Galvez issued an indictment against former President Otto Perez Molina, after analyzing the evidence presented by the prosecution and the International Commission against Impunity (CICIG).
In elections with less abstention than expected, Jimmy Morales, the filmmaker candidate for a nationalist center party, will run in the second round of the presidential election with an opponent who has yet to be chosen.
The 2015 elections in Guatemala saw the participation of 65% of eligible voters, which is auspicious in light of calls for abstention from different social sectors. Blank votes will not exceed 4% of those cast.
A scruffy old man is running around America preaching the same disconnection with the real world that made him a complete failure as the president of Uruguay.
On his way through the Latin American capitals, crowds applaud his coffee shop philosophy, while others who have specific responsibilities in life are surprised at the inconsistencies of the former Uruguayan president. Some clueless leaders even hold up his government as an example of the application of tax reforms - those that did not exist during his term when in fact all he did was waste state money forcing his successor in the presidency to take immediate austerity measures.
The Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations is asking him to leave office and be accountable, preventing unnecessary institutional expense for the country.
From a statement issued by the CACIF:
The undersigned organizations, members GUATEMALA FORUM, wish to express to Otto Perez Molina :
In most cases, whoever uses this phrase is thinking only in their own gain, and not in the benefit of the other, just as China is doing while promising aid to Costa Rica.
Interestingly, as soon as the issue of the failed oil refinery project to be built in partnership with a Chinese company is made public, the ambassador of that country appears in Costa Rica, carrying under his arm a portfolio of cooperation projects from its generous government to be carried out with the Central American nation (see article Crhoy.com "Solis said that China has more cooperation projects for Costa Rica").
The President of the IADB has advised Costa Rica to make a tax reform to raise taxes arguing that today the teetotum indicates "everyone gives".
The use of the old fashioned game of a faceted spinner by the head of the hemispheric institution as example, deserves to have the whole story told: the person who spun the teetotum was the Costa Rican government, the same participant of the "game" who on their previous turn benefited from the teetotum when it landed showing "TAKE ALL". Luis Alberto Moreno is saying that the serious fiscal crisis which the country now finds itself in means that now everyone must contribute to its solution. That means aproving more taxes.
Although the law had been adopted by consensus at the National Assembly, government legislators did not oppose the veto imposed by President Ortega.
An article on Laprensa.com.ni reports that the standard vetoed "... created an autonomous body of public and private nature, called a Convention Bureau to promote the holding of international events in the country, offering logistic conditions, security and hotels in order to welcome hundreds of thousands of tourists. "
Panamá Pacífico with thousands of interested visitors to its stand in Expocomer 2010, not only offered the Key Note speech of thursday, but launched the residential phase of this great development on the banks of the Panama Canal
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