Category: Andes

How Can the UN Better Include Indigenous Peoples in Its Development Goals?: There’s An App For That

NEW YORK — “These are the people who can either choose to support us, or choose to destroy our lives and our lands with their international development projects?” This was […] Read More >

Colombia’s anti-corruption referendum fails to pass quorum despite 99% support

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: An anti-corruption referendum held yesterday barely failed to meet the minimum number of votes required, although each of the seven proposals had more than 99% […] Read More >

All nine judges of Ecuador’s highest court were dismissed in what former president called “a true coup”

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The transitory Citizens Participation and Social Control Council dismissed all nine justices of the nation’s highest court on the argument that there had been a […] Read More >

OAS calls Venezuela a “dictatorship” and asks other countries ignore extradition requests related to explosives attack

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA     VENEZUELA: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States issued yesterday a press release urging its member countries to “ignore extradition requests from the […] Read More >

New Venezuelan currency tied to oil price and with five fewer zeroes began circulating yesterday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: The new currency with five lopped zeroes announced weeks ago by President Nicolás Maduro began circulating yesterday after a bank “blackout” the night before […] Read More >

Venezuelan migrants attacked in Brazil and stopped from reaching Ecuador

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA-BRAZIL-ECUADOR-PERU: The residents of a Brazilian border town with Venezuela, in the northern state of Roraima, attacked squatter camps of Venezuelan migrants over the weekend. […] Read More >

Colombian intelligence agency ex-deputy chief is convicted of 1999 murder of popular comedian Jaime Garzón

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The former deputy chief of the state intelligence agency was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday for the murder in 1999 of popular comedian, […] Read More >

Jailed Venezuelan lawmaker still hasn’t had contact with lawyers but appears in “confession” video

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Arrested lawmaker Juan Requesens has still not be allowed to talk to a lawyer or see his family since he was taken into custody without […] Read More >

New Colombian President Iván Duque takes office amid polarization

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   COLOMBIA: Newly-elected President Iván Duque took office yesterday with a ceremony at Bogotá’s central Plaza de Bolívar. Duque, who defines himself as a centrist liberal, […] Read More >

Two drones explode during Venezuelan president’s speech at military parade

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: Drones exploded near President Nicolás Maduro in an apparent assassination attempt while he was delivering a televised speech at a military event on Saturday. […] Read More >