Tanya Wadhwa
Indignation in Colombia amid spree of assassinations and the rape of an Indigenous girl by soldiers

The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country

The socio-economic crisis is aggravating the health crisis in Peru

The unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of hunger have forced millions of Peruvians to venture out and risk infection

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile

Chile is recording nearly 4,000 new cases everyday and about 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied

Assassination of Indigenous leader Domingo Choc sparks outrage

Domingo Choc, an herbalist and spiritual guide of the Maya Q’eqchi’ Indigenous community, was burned alive by a group of people, who accused him of practicing witchcraft

Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year

One year after taking charge, Nayib Bukele faces severe criticism for handling of COVID-19

Salvadoran president’s first year in office has been marked by political tensions, militarization and false promises. However, his failures in handling COVID-19 are bringing more people on to the streets

Argentinians hold a virtual mobilization to demand abortion rights

The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, gave the call for the demonstration on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary

Bolivians continue their struggle against the coup regime

Since May 11, thousands of Bolivians have been mobilizing, against hunger and to demand the resignation of self-appointed president Jeanine Áñez and for democratic elections in the country

Ecuadorians vow to resist Moreno’s latest neoliberal economic measures

The national government announced that it will shut 10 public companies, withdraw subsidy on diesel and petrol, and reduce public sector workers’ salaries by 25%

Due to US coercive measures, DirecTV’s operations suspended in Venezuela

The transmission of more than 300 TV and radio channels has been suspended, affecting the right to information of millions of Venezuelans

Bolivian coup regime deploys military to suppress anti-government protests

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has condemned the interim government for the dictatorial measure

Political tensions rise in Bolivia over the new election law

The coup-installed regime in Bolivia rejects the 2020 General Elections Postponement Law, which establishes a maximum period of 90 days to hold the elections in the country

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