South America


Indigenous Rights In Bolivia: The Aftermath Of Evo Morales’ Forced Resignation

On 10 November, Evo Morales stepped down as president of Bolivia amid overwhelming evidence of election tampering and subsequent protests across the nation. Morales was elected in 2005 as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, a significant fact considering more than 40 percent of the population is indigenous. According to The Guardian, […]


Asking The Big Question: Are Our Countries Really Doing Enough To Stop/Slow Down Climate Change?

For years, climate change was an issue that the majority of politicians around the world did not even acknowledge. It was put on the back burner because of other issues and crises that needed immediate attention. Now, it is a headlining article around the globe as world leaders now scramble […]


Bolivia’s Interim President Signs Legislation To Allow New Elections

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Áñez signed legislation earlier this week to enforce a two-term limit on the presidency and create a board to set a date for new elections. The move comes after former President Evo Morales sought a fourth term in October and emerged with a victory in an […]


Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Excessive Use Of Force By Chilean Police

Serious human rights violations have been committed by Chile’s national police, Cabineros, during weeks of civilian protests that have killed at least 23 people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report calling for urgent reform. On November 26th, HRW released the findings of its investigations that took place […]


Colombia Protests: The End Of ESMAD?

A wave of protests has recently been sweeping through Latin America, from demonstrations in Chile over metro-fares, to public outcry over allegations of vote-tampering forcing Bolivia’s President Evo Morales to resign. Over the past week, that wave finally crashed over Colombia, with protests organized by students reaching over 200,000 people […]


Tensions Rise In Colombia As Protests Become Dangerous

Safety concerns are rising in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, as clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces become violent. It is a fearful time for citizens and protestors as the situation grows in danger. BBC has reported that Colombia President, Ivan Duque, has ordered security forces to continue to patrol streets […]


Change On The Horizon In Chile 1

Change is on the horizon in Chile. The protests of the past two months embody the culmination of half a century of struggle. Most say that the protests are a direct response to the pitfalls of neoliberal economics which have facilitated widespread economic inequality throughout Chile.  The increased cost of […]


‘Guardian’ Of The Amazon Killed In Brazil By Illegal Loggers

Earlier this month, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot and killed by a band of illegal loggers that have been threatening the forests of the Amazon and the Indigenous tribes of Brazil for decades. Additionally, his fellow tribesman, Laércio Guajajara, was also shot but his wound was not fatal. Paulo’s death […]


Zimbabwe Faces Worst Drought In 40 years: 3.58 Million People At Risk Of Starvation

New findings released by the World Food Programme (WFP) Report on 14th November 2019 have revealed that 3.58 million rural people in Zimbabwe, 38% of the population, are facing emergency levels of food insecurity and starvation. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation have been causing disease outbreaks, such as […]


Filling The Political Vacuum In Bolivia: Morales’ Resignation

Bolivia is facing a political crisis following Evo Morales’ resignation on Sunday. The United States has backed the self-declared interim leader Jeanine Anez in Morales’ place, and Morales has expressed his adamant displeasure. Speaking on Wednesday from his refuge in Mexico where he has been given political asylum, Morales announced […]