SOUTH AMERICA

Women of FARC Face Obstacles in Reincorporation into Civilian Life

Escrito por  |  6 / June / 2018

Women former combatants of the FARC face obstacles due to the lack of gender equity in reincorporation and a return to traditional roles.

Mercosur–European Union Free Trade Agreement: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold

Escrito por  |  17 / May / 2018

Los esfuerzos de los gobiernos del Mercosur por concluir el TLC con la Unión Europea para dar una señal clara “a los mercados” de que la política económica actual es radicalmente distinta a la de sus antecesores y dejar sentado que el libre mercado es la panacea para lograr el desarrollo económico y social en esta subregión sudamericana, no ha sido suficiente para evitar, una vez más, el fracaso de las negociaciones.

In the Shadow of Peace, Human Rights Defenders Face New Threats

Escrito por  |  15 / May / 2018

Without protection for social leaders and land claimants, there cannot be a sustainable peace in Colombia. The Colombian government has a responsibility to investigate and prosecute members of armed groups such as the AGC for the assassination of community leaders and other illegal activities.

Goodbye Unasur?

Escrito por  |  2 / May / 2018

The larger countries have “temporarily” abandoned UNASUR, and initial support for the organization’s functionality and institutionalism, which regional leaders had once been swift to invoke to make clear that UNASUR, not the OAS, would resolve South American political issues – has been lost.

Federal Intervention, Military Occupation in Rio Fail to Yield Results, Spark Complaints of Rights Abuses

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2018

Little has changed in Rio de Janeiro since thousands of army troops were sent to patrol shantytowns and slums considered high risk.

Radiography of the VIII Summit of the Americas in the Trump Era

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2018

The era of Trump marks a change that replaces the construction of hemispheric agendas with mere demands that other nations back up the U.S. government in its war policies, and an attitude of intolerance and aggression toward political situations that prevail in other countries of the region that contributes nothing to resolving them.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: “You know how this thing goes”

Escrito por  |  16 / April / 2018

The inevitable resignation of the president of Peru represents a blow to the most genuine personification of economic power in Peru. On Feb. 23, first Vice President Martín Vizcarra assumed the presidency with a mandate to govern until 2021.