Exchange rate control has become a political weapon to prevent independent media from getting newsprint, which has led to publications all over the country being forced out of business just because the government refused to provide them with paper.
US elections, Brexit and Colombian peace deal referendum are among the list.
The reach of El Salvador’s gangs into the US was also brought home on Jan. 29 with federal indictments of 56 gang members in Boston. This has the US has lately felt some urgency to end gang-related violence in Central America.
Venezuela is the country with the world’s highest inflation, which the International Monetary Fund predicts will increase to 2,000 percent next year.
Rebuilding needs to tame coastal rivers to prevent flooding. GDP seen rebounding to 4%-5% growth in 2018 on reconstruction