Corruption
Peruvian Constitutional Court validates the dissolution of congress

The court declared President Martín Vizcarra’s decision to dissolve the congress constitutionally valid and announced that parliamentary elections will be held on January 26

Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu requests parliamentary immunity against criminal prosecution

The request for immunity by the Israeli prime minister came hours before the expiry of the deadline to apply for the same. Netanyahu was indicted on criminal charges, including bribery, fraud and breach of trust, in November 2019

Afghan election Ashraf Ghani emerges as preliminary winner in Afghan presidential elections

The final results of the elections are still awaited as opposition candidates have alleged widespread fraud and rigging, and have challenged the preliminary results

Protesters call for boycott of upcoming presidential elections in Algeria

The elections will be the first after Abdelaziz Bouteflika who served four consecutive terms as President was forced to abandon his bid for a fifth term by the popular protests in April this year.

Netanyahu indictment Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on criminal charges

The charges against Netanyahu include bribery, fraud and breach of trust, carrying prison sentences of 3 to 10 years

Flooding in Venice Following Venice floods, organizations mobilize to demand protective measures

Approximately 70% of Venice was submerged in the flooding that was triggered by massive tides. Residents say the government failed completely in setting up mechanisms to protect the city

Colombian students take to the streets against police repression

Students in Colombia mobilize against police repression, corruption in universities, and the systematic funding cuts to public education

Iraq protests Iraqis take to the streets demanding better governance

Thousands of people across Iraq are demonstrating against the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi for its failure to provide jobs, prevent corruption and improve the quality of basic services

Uncertainty looms over Peru

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the National Congress, then the legislators retaliated and voted to suspend him

Colombian riot police continue violent repression of students

Students have mobilized and called for the dismantling of riot police squadron following an incident of violent police repression against university students in Bogotá

Was the ‘fuel shortage’ in Haiti an excuse to increase the price?

On the second day of the protests over shortage of fuel in the country, Haitian government announced an increase in the price of diesel.

haiti protest Progressive forces in Haiti unite, demand president Moïse’s resignation

In a conference organized to analyze the crisis facing the country and discuss strategies to confront it, the formulation of an action plan to achieve Moïse’s resignation is underway.

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