South America


Guatemalan Congress’ Vote To Protect Morales Causes Controversy

On the 11th of September, the Guatemalan Congress voted against lifting President Jimmy Morales’ immunity from prosecution. The vote transpired just hours after a congressional commission recommended the protection to be withdrawn to open the way for a possible trial surrounding allegations of illicit campaign financing. The vote followed an […]


Alleged Massacre Of “Uncontacted” Tribes People In Brazil: Violence With Far-Reaching Significance

Brazilian authorities are investigating the alleged massacre of 8 to 10 members of an “uncontacted” tribe in the country’s Javari Valley. Allegations of the massacre first arose after illegal gold miners reportedly boasted of the murders, for which they claimed responsibility, in a bar near the Colombia border. The incident […]


FARC Rebel Group Becomes Political Party, Common Alternative Revolutionary Force

On Saturday, September 2nd, the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común) was legalized as the political successor of the former guerrilla group, FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). The announcement was made during the party’s founding congress that ran from August 28th to 31st at the Bogota Convention […]


Terror And Tragedy: Brazil’s Assault On The Rights Of Its Indigenous Community

This week, the Brazilian authorities confirmed an investigation into the massacre of 10 members, including women and children, of an indigenous tribe, living along Jandiatuba river in Western Brazil. The culprits of this atrocity are said to be two gold-miners; their crimes were only discovered after they were recorded bragging […]


Disappearance Of Indigenous Activist In Argentina Sparks Outrage

Thousands of Argentine’s are demanding answers regarding the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, an activist for indigenous rights, who was last seen over a month ago. Maldonado went missing during a protest with the Mapuche community in the southern region of Patagonia where they were met by border police. Following the […]


Peace On The Horizon As Negotiations With Colombia’s Rebel Groups Are Underway

Colombia’s most prominent rebel group the ELN, or National Liberation Army, announced earlier this week that they have killed a Russian hostage who has been detained by the group since November. The rebel group claim Arsen Voskanyan was attempting to steal and smuggle Colombian wildlife, including native poisonous frogs. He […]