From issue: Memos to the President Elect (Fall 2008)
Recognize and Work with the New Central America
"Differences in education, industrialization, productive infrastructure, and technology between the U.S. and our region have grown starker."
Mr. President-elect, please take a moment to recognize the vast changes in my region,
That shouldn’t be surprising. Today, Central America is a region of peace, with democratically elected governments who respect individual freedoms and human rights. It is difficult for anyone who visits us now to imagine that just two decades ago most of our countries were suffering the horrors of civil war.
Certainly the change has been recognized to some extent by