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ICCT and C-REX Live Webinar: The Far Right in Central America


On 11 May, 2022, 15:00 - 16:00, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism and the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) hosted a Live Webinar as part of The Global Perspectives on the Far Right webinar series, inspired by the new Manchester University Press book series, ‘Global Studies of the Far Right,’ co-edited and co-founded by Eviane Leidig, ICCT Associate Fellow for Current and Emerging Threats. The webinar goes over the right-wing parties of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala from the 1990s to the present. 

Lecturer Laura Sala explains that this period is defined by two key periods. Until the end of the 2000s, there was a hegemony of neoliberal right-wing parties in the three countries. Between 2007 and 2009 there was a neoliberal crisis, which led to difficulties in the reorganization of right-wing policies in Nicaragua and the rise of new radical right leadership in Guatemala and El Salvador.


Cas Mudde, Dutch Political Scientist


Laura Sala, Postdoctoral Fellow for the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the Institute for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (IEALC)