Organization of American States (OAS)
Venezuela Guyana Essequibo dispute Venezuela urges diplomatic resolution to Essequibo dispute with Guyana, condemns US attempts to militarize region

President Nicolàs Maduro has urged his Guyanese counterpart Irfaan Ali to resume direct dialogue over a long-standing territorial dispute over Essequibo. Venezuela has also accused the US of trying to militarize the resource-rich region, where ExxonMobil has been conducting oil drilling projects for years

Ecuadorian prosecutors requests preventive detention of former president Lenín Moreno

Moreno is accused of receiving bribes for the construction of the country’s largest hydroelectric plant when he was serving as Ecuador’s vice president

Petro meets with Biden and asks for an end to sanctions against Venezuela

Colombian president proposed an electoral timeline linked to the elimination of sanctions: ‘for the people to decide freely’

Progressive leaders chart new path for region at CELAC summit

The summit also marked the return of Brazil to CELAC after three years as well as of president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who played an important role in the creation of the body.

Latin American and Caribbean leaders reaffirm commitment to regional integration

CELAC member countries signed the Buenos Aires declaration to make Latin America and the Caribbean a community of sovereign nations

Peruvian diaspora condemns violence of defacto government

Braving the rain, a group of Peruvians rallied outside the UN to demand an end to the violent repression of the government of Dina Boluarte

Buenos Aires hosts historic meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders

The upcoming VII Summit of Heads of State of CELAC marks the return of Brazil to the regional integration mechanism, and will see the participation of the majority of leaders of the new ‘pink tide’ in the region

Brazil rejoins Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

Former far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew from the CELAC in January 2020, alleging that the regional bloc had failed to protect democracy in member states

Coup in Peru: President Pedro Castillo overthrown by conservative Congress

Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress approved the impeachment motion against Pedro Castillo after he decreed its temporary dissolution and called for fresh parliamentary elections. Hours later, he was arrested

Peru President Pedro Castillo Peruvian constitutional court annuls treason complaint against President Pedro Castillo

The treason complaint had sought disqualification of President Castillo from public service for five years as well as his immediate removal from office

Daily Round-up | Palestinians stage protests observe strike against Israeli repression & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of a strike in Palestine, the OAS agreeing to send a delegation to Ecuador, a decision by a Canadian court on an Indigenous survivor of abuse, and talks in Ecuador

Peruvian president turns to OAS for help amid threat of parliamentary coup

President Pedro Castillo has requested the OAS help his government to defend democracy in the face of a new coup against him, promoted by the prosecutor’s office and the opposition-controlled parliament