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Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Suspected Bombs from Bullfighting Protests | Bogota

Sara White February 19, 2017, Bogota explosion: Many injured in blast near bullring ,BBC Bogota, Colombia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39023341 This article explains the unfortunate and unexpected event that occurred in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday. There was an explosion that went off in the city near a bullring. This raises suspicion greatly in the …

Colombia’s Farc rebels demobilization zones

On November 24th Colombia’s largest rebel group the Farc, signed a peace treaty with the Colombian government to end more than five decades of armed conflict. The rebels upon the treaty agreed to live in transition camps until May 31st.  Complaints of the living conditions of the camps have been …

Colombia ELN rebels release soldier ahead of peace talks

Sarah Repko One of Colombia’s largest rebel groups, Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) or National Liberation Army has after two weeks released the soldier they have been holding hostage. This occurred before planned peace talks with the Colombian government are to take place, but is seen as a kind of reaction …

Natalia Ponce de Leon: Life After an Acid Attack

I mentioned the recent legislative action against acid attackers in Colombia in an earlier post. In that post, I mentioned the activism Natalia Ponce and her important role in awareness to the issues of assault that Colombian women face. In another article published by the BBC on February 6th, we …

Zika Virus Raises Calls to Delay Pregnancy

By: Elisha Sese-Khalid Currently, Zika has invaded Latin America causing many newborns to be born with severe brain damage. A response by five countries including Columbia and El Salvador, delay pregnancy. The response by Latin American women’s rights groups, delay pregnancy is a ridiculous way to stop both the virus …

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