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Jul 31, 2011 0 Comments

Is a Security Tax a Good Investment for the Central American Private Sector? Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

A little over a month ago the Central American Integration System held a conference in Guatemala focused on regional security.  At this conference, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made the controversial statements “true security cannot be funded on the backs of the poor,” urging that “businesses and the rich in every country [within Central America] must pay their fair share of taxes,” to combat what the Pentagon has called the deadliest region in the world outside of active war zones.

The conference was part of a necessary effort by the Central American community to produce a joint security strategy, but the outcomes missed the target.  While promises of more cooperation and more cash were abundant, what was missing was an actual strategy.

A comprehensive regional security strategy must address the political, economic, and social dimensions fueling the security crisis.  Jumping directly into defense tactics and activities, such as enhanced police training and acquiring high-end technology, is putting the carriage before the horse…. Continue Reading »

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Jul 20, 2011 0 Comments

Democracia del país está amenazada Media Mentions

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

Cuando se comienza a escuchar que el partido en el Gobierno tiene intenciones de impulsar la implementación del referéndum, de convocar a una Asamblea Constituyente y que para ello es preciso hacer reformas a la Constitución, son señales de que la democracia del país está bajo “amenaza”, advirtieron dos investigadores de la política estadounidenses.

Ante eso, los especialistas instan a la oposición política a hacer un contrapeso y a unirse para luchar contra la “guerra de ideas” que impulsa el mandatario de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, mediante su proyecto socialista. Y en el caso salvadoreño, opinaron que ARENA, como principal partido opositor, está débil y necesita jugar un rol más protagónico. “Nunca es demasiado tarde para actuar”, indicaron los ponentes.

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