Brazil


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 […]


Venezuela: South America’s Black Sheep?

Venezuela appears to be inching ever closer to a constitutional crisis as its neighbours in the region begin to consider recognizing the head of Congress Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of the economically ruined country. Current President Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated on January 10, following widespread criticism and a […]


Chilean Abstention From Migration Agreement Sets Worrying Precedent For South America

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera is following through on a promise to tighten the country’s borders after backing out of a migration treaty last month. Piñera’s move sets a worrying precedent for South American countries who are facing large numbers of asylum-seekers fleeing countries like Venezuela and Nicaragua. Chile confirmed that […]


Climate Change Agreements And Achieving Unity

The threat of climate change has been at the forefront of global environmental security. National leaders gathered together at a UN summit in Poland to discuss and find solutions to this global phenomenon. Due to the severity of the situation, the United Nations climate chief said that the aforementioned “threat […]


Bolsonaro And The Future Of The Amazon

On Sunday, October 28th 2018, Jair Bolsonaro, of the PSL (Social Liberal Party), won Brazil’s general election in the second round with approximately 55 percent of the popular vote, defeating Fernando Haddad of the PT (Worker’s Party). Immediately, concerns have been raised regarding the impact that Brazil’s new president-elect will have […]