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News / October 15, 2021

Navigating the Northern Triangle: Part 1


In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, join us as we head to Central America to navigate the nations of the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  Find out what’s really driving immigration, economic woes, and an alarming number of headlines about unstable democracy.  Plus, hear first-hand from the consortium’s teams as they prepare to stand by Hondurans in the upcoming general elections.    

Then, in a very short period of time, El Salvador’s democracy has gone from a beacon of hope to red alert.  We’ll learn what it could mean for the future of the country and for dreams of enduring stability in the region when Adrienne sits down with Ambassador Roger Noriega to break it all down.  

And then, beep beep, make way for the Vota Bus!  Democracy gets a lift when citizens gain a better understanding of their own rights and responsibilities. 

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award. 


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Special thanks to: 

  • Ambassador Roger Noriega, Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs & US Ambassador to the Organization of American States
  • Jorge Ceballos, IRI Director of Resident Programs for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Deborah Ullmer, NDI Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Programs
  • Max Zaldivar, IFES Regional Director, Americas

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This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through CEPPS. Established in 1995, CEPPS pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: IFES, IRI, and NDI. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 
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