Daniel Chia

The Right To Live In Peace

Victor Jara was a Chilean teacher, songwriter, singer, poet, and dramatist. His poems and songs were the accompaniment of the social movement that led the socialist Salvador Allende to the presidency of Chile in 1970. In 1973 during the military coup headed by Augusto Pinochet, Allende was killed. A few […]

Crisis In The Andes

During the last few weeks, a crisis has erupted in the Andes. For 24 hours Peru had two presidents and currently has a dissolved congress. Ecuador, on the other hand, faced a set of violent riots with a regrettable and mortal response from the government of President Lenin Moreno. On […]

Is The Colombian Peace Dream Falling Apart?

On November 24, 2016, in the historic Colón theatre in Bogota, the final and definitive peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was signed. This final and revised peace agreement that ended a conflict of more than 50 years came after four years […]

Nothing New

We all saw a few days ago how the social media went crazy with hashtags regarding the Amazon rainforest and the fires that were taking place in the Brazilian Amazon. #PrayForTheAmazon, #PrayforAmazonia, and #SaveTheAmazon were some of the statements that became viral on Twitter and Instagram and were used to […]

The End Of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Impunity In The International Criminal Court?

Sexual violence during conflicts has never received much attention. At the international level, very few prosecutions have been presented and even fewer cases have been convicted. In domestic jurisdictions, the rate of convictions regarding conflict-related sexual violence is extremely low and as the 2019 report on Conflict Related Sexual Violence […]


A month ago, in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, the security forces wiped out the protest camp that was based near the military headquarters and that held dozens of protesters. The violent dispersion triggered the assassination of at least 100 people and injured more than 700 dissenters. The atrocity continued […]

The Canadian ‘Genocide’ On Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada’s report on missing indigenous women and girls is alarming and horrifying. The results of a government enquiry launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016 revealed a few weeks ago that in recent decades, violence against Indigenous women and Indigenous girls has reached the levels of genocide. Although the […]

Cannes Film Festival Protests- Stop The Atrocity in Colombia!

A few weeks ago at the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival, after the release of the Colombian movie Litigante, it’s director, along with the lead actress, it’s producers and the Oscar award nominee Ciro Guerra, held signs on the red carpet that made strong allegations regarding the […]

An Odyssey Of 19 Years Seeking Justice

On May 2000 in Bogotá, when journalist Jineth Bedoya was heading to jail for an interview with paramilitary leader Mario Jaimes Mejía, she was intercepted before reaching prison and was tortured and sexually abused. Bedoya was held in captivity for 16 hours and was left on the outskirts of Bogotá […]

Minatitlán And A Sad History Of Massacres

Thirteen people, including a one-year-old baby, were killed last Good Friday in Minatitlán, Mexico. The authorities claim that the killings were a product of the war between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and Los Zetas for control of the regional drug market. This despicable act now joins an unfortunate list […]