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Poverty, Corruption, Slow Demilitarization Hinder Central American Democracy

LADB Article ID: 55199
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1997-05-22
By: LADB Staff

Despite the absence of the civil wars that gripped the region in the 1980s, and despite the trends toward economic integration, globalization, and democracy, the elected civilian governments of Central America face a governability crisis. A recent opinion poll by the UN Development Program (UNDP) showed a widespread belief in Central America that governments are unable to manage the economy, reduce crime, or control corruption.

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