South America


Colombian Government And ELN Propose Ceasefire Amidst Peace Talks In Ecuador

On Tuesday, July 25th, National Liberation Army (ELN) leaders met with the Colombian government in Ecuador to negotiate an end to the war with Colombia’s last-standing rebel group by proposing a three-month bilateral ceasefire. The bilateral ceasefire was agreed upon by both parties with the condition from Colombia’s President Juan […]


Mass Protests Grip The Streets Of Venezuela

This past Thursday, millions of Venezuelans remained home from work in order to participate in a mass strike intended to show displeasure with the regime of President Nicolás Maduro. Government workers were mandated to come in despite the strike, so government-run facilities still continued to operate. However, the strike affected […]


Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]


Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]


Columbia Gives Amnesty To FARC Members

This past week marked another major push toward the resolution of violence between the Colombian government and the leftist rebel group The Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). On July 11, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a third and final decree of amnesty for minor crimes FARC soldiers committed, implementing a […]


Venezuela Government Supporters Attack Politicians At The National Assembly

On a day traditionally spent celebrating the independence of Venezuela from the Spanish crown, members of the opposition party were unexpectedly met with violence and terror when dozens of pro-government activists attacked and terrorized the grounds of Venezuela’s National Assembly building in downtown Caracas. The chaos began at the break […]


The Efforts Of Venezuela’s ‘Green Cross’

The New York Times recently reported that there have been at least 90 casualties since the demonstrations against Venezuela’s present government began in April, and one of the organizations at the centre of Venezuela’s relief efforts is the ‘Green Cross’. This organization is comprised of young doctors and medical students who […]


Colombia Witnesses A New Wave Of Violence Almost A Year After Signing Historic Peace Deal

In September 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the country’s largest guerrilla force, signed a historic peace agreement, with President Juan Manuel Santos declaring that “we don’t accept violence as the means of defending ideas.” However, hopes of lasting stability have waned in recent months as […]