Chile postpones constitutional referendum

Chilean lawmakers voted to postpone an upcoming vote on changing the constitution in light of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The vote was scheduled to take place on April 26. It is now scheduled for October 25. According to Reuters, the idea was originally proposed by the Minister of Health last week, which was heavily criticized … Continue reading Chile postpones constitutional referendum

Guaidó Returns To Venezuela Ahead Of Protests

Juan Guaidó landed at the Caracas airport Monday morning ahead of planned opposition protests in the capital and throughout Venezuela. In a tweet, Guaidó said he was able to get through immigration, apparently avoiding confrontation with government officials. https://twitter.com/jguaido/status/1102605307501518849 The opposition leader was greeted at the airport by a crowd of supporters. According to CNN, … Continue reading Guaidó Returns To Venezuela Ahead Of Protests

As Nicaragua Violence Soars, Doubts About Those Responsible Disappear

This article was written by Parker Asmann and originally published by Insight Crime on July 16, 2018. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 3.0. Civilian protestors continue to be targeted in Nicaragua by police and government-backed paramilitaries as doubts disappear about who is behind the killings. Police and armed pro-government groups known as “parapolice” in Nicaragua … Continue reading As Nicaragua Violence Soars, Doubts About Those Responsible Disappear

Protest Erupt in Bolivia Over President Morales’ Attempt to Run for a Fourth Term

Protesters took to the streets across Bolivia on Tuesday to protest President Evo Morales' decision to run for a fourth term, a decision that the protesters view as unconstitutional. The ruling Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) party has called for counter-protests across the country to be held this Friday. In a referendum held in February 2016, Bolivians voted … Continue reading Protest Erupt in Bolivia Over President Morales’ Attempt to Run for a Fourth Term

Allegations of Campaign Finance Violations Reach President Morales of Guatemala

Protesters marched in the streets in Guatemala City this week after it was reported that President Jimmy Morales would ask the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to remove the head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Ivan Velasquez. https://twitter.com/prensa_libre/status/900559016182652928 Morales won the 2015 presidential election by a wide margin. As a candidate, Jimmy Morales was seen … Continue reading Allegations of Campaign Finance Violations Reach President Morales of Guatemala