The twists and turns of the municipal border of a Spanish colonial pueblo de indiostells a story. The geographic tale began in pre-Columbian political territories and early modern re-thinking of the role of the city and how space imagines and fortifies an ordered citizenry, then continued through clever negotiation of power across class, racial, and ethnic boundaries1. The method for officially designating the municipal border was through surveys.
Costa Rica has suspended participation in the Central American Integration System (SICA) in response to the unwillingness of fellow Central American countries—specifically, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize—to work together to find a solution to the Cuban migrant crisis in Costa Rica.1 Upwards of 6,000 Cuban nationals intending to travel through Central America to the United States have been stranded in Costa Rica since November, when Nicaragua refused them entry.2
Todavía no hay nada claro. Aunque el ex presidente de Guatemala Alfonso Portillo (2000- 2004) ya adelantó que no apoyará a ningún partido político en las próximas elecciones generales del país, dejó entrever que buscará formar un frente para reformar el Estado. La pregunta es: ¿El ex funcionario participará con esta propuesta en el proceso electoral que está por iniciar o esperará darle batalla al nuevo gobierno?
After a year in which over 50,000 children attempted to illegally cross into the United States, the Obama administration has asked Congress for $USD 1 billion in assistance to Central American countries included in his budget request. This figure is roughly three times what the U.S. has allocated in the past.1