South America


Ecuador Reaches A Deal: Cancel Decree 833 And End of Protests

Indigenous groups and delegates of Ecuador’s government reached an agreement to cancel the austerity package imposed on Sunday. The agreement ended 11 days of violent protests, which damaged greatly the country´s economy, and left more than 1,000 people injured and seven deaths. Thousands of students and Indigenous protesters cleaned up […]


Unrest Worsens In Ecuador As Government Is Forced To Move From The Capital

Violent protests have erupted in Ecuador after President Lenín Moreno announced a chain of unpopular labour and tax reforms the discontinuation of fuel subsidies that had been holding down fuel prices. According to The Guardian, the reforms include “a 20 percent cut in wages for new contracts in public sector […]


Can We Quantify Climate Debt And How Do Developed Nations Address Their Duty To The World On Climate Change?

“The point of discussing climate debt need not to be to assign guilt, but merely responsibility for bearing [the] cost.” So wrote Pickering and Barry in their essay on climate debt. The point of conceptualizing and quantifying a climate debt is not to lambast the wealthiest or highest emitters simply […]

Climate Change

Colombia’s Student Protests Result In Violence

On Friday, September 27th, Colombian students from eight different universities took to the streets to protest corruption amongst University officials. As a result of these protests, five students were seriously injured due to an explosion. Additionally, one student committed suicide at Pontifica Javeriana University by jumping from the eighth floor. […]


Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]


Indigenous Peoples’ Global Fight For Their Rights And Their Culture

Europe’s conquest of the non-European world since 1492 still has a lasting impact on Indigenous peoples across the world. As J. Marshall Beier states in Indigenous Diplomacies, “Even formal “decolonization” consequently fails to undo enduring legacies of colonialism, among which is often counted the postcolonial state itself.” In the past […]


Evo Morales’ Controversial Bid For Fourth Term In Presidency 3

Already the longest-serving democratically elected president in Bolivia, Evo Morales will again run for the presidency in upcoming elections after successfully appealing to the Supreme Electoral Court in November 2017 to remove term limits on presidency within Bolivia. The appeal from the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party came off the […]


Surrogacy Markets: An Ethical And Legal Approach

Surrogacy is not a new phenomenon. For thousands of years, women have nominated others to give birth on their behalf. However, technological advances such as IVF, softening of cultural attitudes and the trend of having children later have fuelled a recent boom in surrogacy. In the past two decades, it […]