South America


Aid Released Amid Political Unrest, Giving Hope To Struggling Venezuelans

Venezuela has been sent deeper into its political struggle as there is still no legitimate president recognised both nationally and internationally – and with the country and onlookers still divided, civilians continue to struggle as they are forced to bear the brunt of the growing social epidemic caused by the […]


100 Days Of Living In Fear For The Indigenous People Of Brazil

Since Jair Bolsonaro took office as President of Brazil on 1 January, indigenous peoples’ lands have been under extreme threat. Under the Brazilian Constitution, rewritten in 1988, native tribes have legal ownership of their land and the “inalienable right” to reject any development on their territory. Brazil has also ratified […]


International Day For Mine Awareness And Assistance In Mine Action 1

According to the Humanitarian Challenges 2019 report, presented by the Colombian delegation of the International Committee of The Red Cross, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated in the last year.  The ICRC has stated that there are still five non-international armed conflicts within the borders of Colombia and […]


Venezuela Crisis Intensifies 1

Crowds of people have taken to the streets in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, this past week in support and opposition of President Nicolas Maduro. After a recent nationwide blackout, anti-government protesters answered opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call for action against the president. Guaido urged protesters to demand that Maduro step down […]


Cuba Reforms Cold War Constitution

On 24th February 2019, the Cuban communist regime held a national referendum to revise its historic 1976 constitution. The proposed 224-article change had been designed to acknowledge the new realities faced by the island nation, specifically targeting economic reform, greater access to the Internet and the increased allowance of foreign […]


Indigenous Xinka March Against Guatemalan Silver Mine

On Tuesday, hundreds of indigenous Xinkas marched through Guatemala City to protest the contravention of a Constitutional Court ruling regarding the operation of a local mine. Last September, the court found that the establishment process of the mine in 2013, 75km Southeast of Guatemala City, failed to meet its obligation […]


How Could We End the Venezuelan Presidential Crisis?

Since Juan Guaidó declared himself Acting President on 23 January, 2019, Venezuela, which was once renowned for rich oil wealth and strong social welfare support for its citizens, has found itself being gradually dragged into unmanageable political chaos. While Acting President Guaidó, who is supported by millions of Venezuelan citizens, […]