(MENAFN Editorial) Five former Central American presidents proposed an integrated regional approach as the only way to tackle the endemic problems of organized crime drug trafficking violence and rising income inequality. ''No nation can be an island of democracy in a sea of conflict'' said former Guatemalan president Vinicio Cerezo.
The presidents met at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. at a forum to mark the 30th anniversary of the Esquipulas agreements that established peace in Central America after decades of civil conflict that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The agreements marked the beginning of democratic governments in the region.
Panel of former Central American Presidents of the Latin American Presidential Mission