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.)
According to Fitch Ratings the reelection of Daniel Ortega as president of Nicaragua means stability in the country's economic policies.
Stability and economic and political continuity is what Fitch Ratings envisages for Nicaragua after the outcome of the presidential elections last Sunday, in which President Daniel Ortega was declared the winner, with 70% of the vote, according to a report by the Supreme Electoral Council.
The vast majority of nicaraguans intend to vote for the re-election of the current President, Daniel Ortega, which would ensure the continuity of the current policies used to run the country.
Confirming what has been published by other pollsters,M & R Consultoresnotes that the results of its seventh national survey put the clear favorite to win the presidential election as Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, who accordingtothis survey now have 66.3% of the vote. The nearest contender has only 8% of the vote, while the so-called hidden vote is 20.6%.
Report of Costa Rica´s performance, through the selection, measurement and evaluation of a set of variables that include social, economic, environmental and political aspects of development.
Overview of the State of the Nation Report 2015:
In the past five years, the State of the Nation has warned about the severity of the problems that threaten the sustainability of human development, the political system's inability to find answers and the need to correct the country's course. Therefore, in 2011 it was stated that behind the political and economic stability a wearing down of Costa Rica's historical progress could be detected. In 2012 the absence of solid progress was noted and in 2013, the existence of myths about the "country we are," which led to do the same actions being repeated with different results expected. Last year, the Twentieth Report stated that it was the end of an era and the political system was being called on to lead the transition with minimal confrontation and costs for the weaker groups.
No changes in the economic or political direction are foreseen in a country where President Ortega maintains high public approval rates in a context of economic growth, although there is erosion of democratic institutions.
On Tuesday June 9 a panel discussion was held in the premises of the Inter American Dialogue in Washington DC, whose main topic was the analysis of the economic and political situation in Nicaragua.
The roadmap to be followed by the country for entry into the block, has renewed hopes of businessmen for modernization, fiscal discipline, competitiveness, transparency and legal certainty.
Following the adoption by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of the roadmap to be followed by Costa Rica to be accepted as part of the block, Prensalibre.cr reports that "...As the first step of the program, Costa Rica must submit an initial memorandum which establishes its position regarding 250 legal instruments of the OECD. Following this, experts from the organization will carry out technical reviews and collect information through questionnaires and official visits to the country. "
In Costa Rica teachers at the National Institute who trains technicians, are preparing to teach classes on "social solidarity economy" under the concept that "private businesses have little or no critical concience about workers".
Private companies are wary of the recent inclusion of concepts related to cooperatives and unions in the educational programs at the National Institute of Learning, whose main objective is the teaching of technical skills, and whose resources come mainly, with 80%, from the private sector.
"The Salvadoran economy continues to stagnate in a cycle of low growth and uncontrollable public debt, while economic and social policies focus on short-term relief, driving away employment opportunities."
From a statement by the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES):
The Salvadoran economy continues to stagnate in a cycle of low growth and uncontrollable public debt; while economic and social policies focus on short-term relief, driving employment opportunities away.
"Civil service careers are influenced by arbitrariness, politicization, patronage, the search for private profit and patronage criteria and with posts being filling up with public servants who do not have the sufficient merits to perform their functions."
From a statement issued by the Salvadoran Foundation for Development (FUSADES), regarding the report The Civil Service and Patronage:
In response to requests from the private sector, approval has been given to the creation of the Ministry for Competitiveness and Logistics, a dependency of the Ministry of the Presidency.
The main function of the new Secretariat will be to coordinate and propose, together with other public institutions, solutions for improving issues related to the economy logistics and competitiveness policy. The coordinator of this new entity is Ana Margarita Reyes who previously worked for the Panama Canal Authority.
The benefits to the country's competitiveness are to be found exactly in the requirements demanded of the public policies needed to join the OECD.
Representatives from the Costa Rican Chamber of the Food Industry argue that the eventual accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an opportunity for improving "... key aspects of competitiveness for Costa Rica."
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