Colombia


Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]


Colombia’s ELN Rebels Claim Deadly Police Academy Attack

Last week, the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) took responsibility for a car bomb at a local police academy in Bogota. The Colombian Leftist group stated that the attack was a result of the decade-long conflict between them and the government. “It is then very disproportionate that while the government is […]


Exhausted Hopes For Peace As Explosion In Bogotá Marks Deadliest In Years

  Shocked members of the Colombian population witnessed a devastating explosion in Bogotá on January 18th which saw over 20 people killed. Describing the explosion as a “crazy terrorist act”, President Duque held the National Liberation Army (ELN) responsible for the attacks. In response to this, Duque issued arrest warrants […]


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 […]


When Peace Is Controversial: Cambodia Celebrates “Victory over Genocide Day”

On Monday January 7, 2019, Cambodia held large celebrations to commemorate “Victory Over Genocide Day.” The celebrations took place in the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, where Cambodians celebrated the overthrow of Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge was a communist regime which held […]


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 […]


Plot To Assassinate Colombian President

In December, three Venezuelans were arrested in the northern Colombian towns of Barranquilla and Valledupar and were found to be carrying ‘weapons of war,’ including an assault rifle, a 9mm mini-Uzi, ammunition, and a stun grenade. On 29th December, Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, announced that this arrest had been […]


The Number Of Activists Killed In Colombia Continues To Rise

Despite a peace deal being signed two years ago, there appears to be a rise in activist murders in Colombia. Although the overall homicide rate has dropped considerably, statistics shows that social activists, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, local councilmen and union organisers are being murdered in greater numbers. In 2018, almost […]


Colombia Anti-Corruption Referendum Fails To Meet Quorum

A historic meeting has taken place between Colombian President Ivan Duque, leaders of the opposition, both chambers of Congress, directors of all political parties, and FARC leader Rodrigo Lodoño after President Duque called for a summit to jointly formulate anti-corruption measures. The meeting comes after an anti-corruption referendum in Colombia […]