DETERIORATING ECONOMY OF GUATEMALA

Economy of Guatemala is suffering due to a criminal nexus

About 34 years ago, the economy of Guatemala was facing a crisis. At that time, the country’s military rulers announced a package to normalize the economy of Guatemala. This package imposed heavy taxes on the business sector. Country’s powerful business lobby started protests. The authorities of Guatemala informed the government about the situation. Finally, the government had to surrender. The democracy returned to Guatemala the following year. The country faced an end to about thirty years old dictatorship. However, the country could not make significant development economically. Now Guatemala’s tax income…

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3 YEARS OF FAILED COUP IN TURKEY

Celebrations after the failed coup in Turkey

On July 15th, 2019, Turkey observed the 3rd anniversary of the failed coup in Turkey. This day is of great importance for the democratic history of Turkey. On 15th July 2016 world witnessed a failed coup in Turkey.  If we study the history of modern democracies in the world, we will witness many progressive changes. However, the politics of the Middle East and North Africa  (MENA) is still in a struggling phase. The coups in the past have created instability in the region. Bashar al Assad of Syria, Gaddafi of…

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VENEZUELA CRISIS – CAN CHINA RESOLVE THIS ISSUE?

China is supporting Maduro in Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela crisis started in early 2019 when opposition leader, Juan Guaido declared himself as an interim president of Venezuela. He had a strong USA backing. He was hopeful that removing president Nicolas Maduro will be an easy task for him. Guaido had a plan to ouster Maduro by declaring his (Maduro’s) government illegal. After ousting Maduro, Guaido was hopeful to conclude elections. Guaido was hopeful that these elections will pave way for him to assume the president’s office. However, more than six months have passed and Guaido is unable to…

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AFRICAN UNION AND CONSTITUTIONAL COUPS

African Union meeting

In this article, we will discuss the role of the African Union in maintaining and strengthening democracy in Africa. For example, the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is going to complete his 2nd term in 2020. Guinea is a country in western Africa and Mr. Conde is its first democratically elected president. The Guinean constitution was formulated in 2010. According to the constitution, He cannot contest elections for the third term. But Mr. Conde is seeking a constitutional amendment to secure office for the third time. However, Mr. Conde maintained…

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WILL US PRESSURE BRING THE DESIRED RESULTS IN PERSIAN GULF?

Persian Gulf Map

The tensions in the Persian Gulf are at peak. This article will explain whether US sanctions on Iran can bring stability in the Persian Gulf or not.  The United States of America has deployed three naval warships in the Persian Gulf. Besides this, other pressure tactics are also being used by Trump administration against the Iranian regime. These include sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, there are possibilities that Iran can return to a non-cooperative stance of 2015 in case…

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