SOUTH AMERICA

Nicaragua–From Revolution to Repression

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2018

The bloodshed in Nicaragua today is the brutal repression unleashed by autocratic power in response to a popular uprising. The international community has a responsibility to denounce it.

Take action now to secure historic environmental rights accord for Latin America, Caribbean

Escrito por  |  31 / July / 2018

There are increasing threats to nature, as well as to those who are involved in the defense of natural resources and land rights. In this scenario, the workers of the media whose duty it is to investigate such facts are exposed.

With low participation, candidate close to the dictatorship becomes president of Paraguay

Escrito por  |  31 / July / 2018

The election of the conservative candidate, Mario Abdo Benítez, as President of Paraguay opens a period of possible conflicts and uncertainties.

Machismo and Sex Crimes: The Other Face of Violence in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

On April 23, Miriam González, a 21-year-old Salvadoran, decided to break the cycle of violence in which she was suffering. However, when she tried to bring charges to a justice of the peace in El Salvador, she received no support and two hours later, when she returned home, her partner slit her throat.

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.