Central American Elections 2014 and Implications for the Region: A Reshuffling of the Political

On Feb. 24, 2014, The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) hosted a seminar about the Feb. 2 presidential election in Costa Rica and El Salvador. The results of the election may lead to a reshaping of the political landscape in Central America by taking two more countries to the left, “a la Nicaragua, or not.” This event featured guest speakers Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States as well as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution’s Latin America Initiative, former Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy and Second Vice-President of Costa Rica; and Miguel Cruz, Director of Research at LACC. The seminar was moderated by Dr. Frank Mora, Director of LACC, as a part of LACC's Latin American and Caribbean Elections Series.