South America

Protesters, Human Rights Advocates In Outrage Over Pardon Of Former Peruvian President Fujimori

On Thursday, the 12th of January, tens of thousands marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima for the fourth time since President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned divisive former President Alberto Fujimori on Christmas Eve. They shouted “traitor” and “the pardon has got to go,” demanding its reversal and Kuczynski’s resignation. […]

Canada Expels Venezuelan Ambassador

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced the expulsion of Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Barrientos Fernandez and Diplomat Angel Herrera on Monday. Herrera had already been withdrawn from Canada by his government in protest against Canadian sanctions earlier this year, and Barrientos Fernandez had already been abroad. The Canadian Minister’s […]

The Impact Of The Presidential Election On Abortion Laws In Chile

On December 17th, 2017, billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera was elected as President of Chile. Pinera is a member of the National Renewal political party, which is a liberal conservative party. Such a party combines liberal and conservative stances, with the conservative stances largely influencing social and ethical concerns. One such […]

Argentina’s Government Cuts Pensions As Anti-Austerity Protests Intensify

A controversial bid to reform Argentina’s pension regime has passed in the National Congress amid intensifying anti-government protests seeking to halt the bill’s progress. According to official sources, approximately 49 people have been arrested in connection with the protests, and another 147 people (including police officers) treated for injuries of […]

Honduran Elections A Tug Of War Between Elite And Democratic Interests

On the 26th of November, the Republic of Honduras held General Elections for its president, deputy officials, and local mayors. During the first results announced the morning after, by the electoral commission (TSE), the opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, who represents the Alliance of the Opposition Against the Dictatorship was […]

Concerns Over Election Rigging, Human Rights Abuses Deepen Ongoing Honduran Election Crisis 1

Last week, tens of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets to protest mounting evidence that incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández manipulated votes to win reelection after the Central American nation went to the polls on November 26th. Honduran human rights organization COFADEH reported on Wednesday, December 6th, that 14 […]