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About John Perry

John Perry lives in Nicaragua and writes about Central America, but also writes on issues about housing and migration in the UK. He blogs for the London Review of Books and Public Finance.

Articles by John Perry

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Guantánamo - time to end the lease

Those who protest that only regime change and full recognition of human rights in Cuba should precede any deal have surely had their arguments demolished. 

A Cuban diary

Which way should Cuba look for its futurenorth or south? Or might it, through trial and error, find a different path that could have lessons for all of us?

Honduras - three years after the coup

On the third anniversary of the coup, the resistance movement faces formidable obstacles in attempting to recreate the space for progressive politics which began to open up under Zelaya, but which led to his downfall. 

Costa Rica puts its eco-reputation at risk

Costa Rica is renowned for its excellent environmental record, but with the construction of a 150km road beside the San Juan river it appears to be going against that reputation by causing enormous damage to the environment.

A predictable election

Attempts to claim electoral fraud this weekend in Nicaragua, by elements in the national press and in the US, were thwarted. They ignore significant social advances by the newly re-elected Daniel Ortega, argues John Perry. A version of this article was first published on the LRB blog

A new city on the Mosquito Coast

Honduras is open for business. Can its underdevelopment be tackled by creating charter cities which set their own laws?
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