Category: Andes

Colombia signs law to allow collective demobilization of criminal gangs

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law on Monday paving the way for the surrender of criminal gangs that allows for a reduction of sentences […] Read More >

The U.S. menaced Ecuador into backing off U.N. breast-milk resolution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR-UNITED STATES: The United States strong-armed Ecuador into backing off from proposing a resolution to promote breast-feeding during the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly at […] Read More >

Ecuadorean judge issues international capture order for ex President Correa

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: A judge issued an order on Tuesday for former president Rafael Correa’s capture and extradition from Belgium, where he has lived for the past year […] Read More >

Seven people murdered in south-western Colombia, responsibilities are yet unclear

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The bodies of seven people with signs of torture were found near the village of Argelia, in the south-western region of Cauca early Monday morning. Local […] Read More >

High court in Peru rejects ex-President Toledo’s attempt to stop extradition request

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: A high court rejected a petition by former president Alejandro Toledo to declare invalid a request to the United States for his extradition. Toledo has […] Read More >

Venezuela averted a military coup ahead of May’s presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Several dozen officers from all four branches of Venezuela’s armed forces were imprisoned on accusations of treason by a military court in mid-May for planning […] Read More >

Colombian Senate approves transitional justice law, but with changes

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The Senate approved yesterday the bill that creates an operating manual for the special peace justice, the lynchpin of the peace process with the FARC, […] Read More >

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights says rule of law is “virtually absent” in Venezuela

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released this morning a report denouncing the failure of Venezuelan authorities to hold accountable perpetrators of serious […] Read More >

Ecuador’s High court includes former president Correa in kidnap probe

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The National Court of Justice ordered former President Rafael Correa be included in an investigation into the attempted kidnapping by police officers of an opposition […] Read More >

Iván Duque, conservative heir to former president, wins Colombian presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Colombians went to the polls and elected young conservative Iván Duque in a runoff vote against former leftwing mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro, the […] Read More >