Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

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 The vote transpired just hours after a congressional commission recommended the protection to be withdrawn to open the way for a possible trial surrounding allegations of illicit campaign financing.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 […]

Britain Criticized Over Aid Response To Hurricane Irma

The British government has faced criticism for its response to the effects of Hurricane Irma on its Caribbean territories. Victims on the ground have joined domestic voices airing their concerns over what they perceive to be the slow mobilisation of British forces and limited financial aid sent to the affected […]

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 […]

Colonialism Continues To Echo Through Australian Aboriginal Policy

The United Nations have accused Australia’s Close the Gap Campaign of being “woefully inadequate,” asserting that the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians is a human rights violation and criticizing government policy for being culturally insensitive. UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a report on […]

Class Action Fails For Families Of Asylum Seekers Killed In 2010 Boat Crash

Families of asylum seekers who were killed in the 2010 Christmas Island boat crash have lost their class action lawsuit against the Federal Government, ABC news reports. The boat, known as the SIEV 221, smashed onto rocks at Christmas Island in December 2010. The tragedy claimed the lives of fifty […]