South America and Caribbean


Colombia war crimes: Mass protests in support of special tribunal (19.03.2019)

Anger is growing over the Colombian president's attempts to make changes to a special tribunal set up to investigate war crimes.

Colombia’s foreign minister to meet with Guterres over war crimes tribunal crisis (12.03.2019)

Colombia’s foreign minister will meet with the secretary general of the United Nations after the international organization expressed “regret” over President Ivan Duque‘s refusal to sign off on the country’s war crimes tribunal.

Colombia’s former government and FARC negotiators reunite to “defend peace” (20.02.2019)

As President Ivan Duque appears to do everything in his power to undermine Colombia’s peace process, the negotiators that bartered the historic 2016 peace deal met again on Wednesday.

Duque defunds Colombia’s Truth Commission (20.02.2019)

Colombia’s President Ivan Duque has defunded the Truth Commission, a key element of the country’s peace process, according to one of the commission members. The defunding is the latest in a long series of actions that are feared to undermine the peace process that was begun by Duque’s predecessor,...

Haiti paralyzed by fifth day of protests against president (11.02.2019)

Protesters are demanding President Jovenel Moise resign for failing to tackle corruption. The rallies have become increasingly violent in recent days.

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges (23.01.2019)

Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representative of the United Nations in the country, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that its people have established a “broad consensus” against...

ELN insists on resumption of peace talks in Colombia (22.01.2019)

In the aftermath of the deadly bomb attack that killed 21 people in Bogota, the leadership of Colombia’s ELN rebels has slammed President Ivan Duque‘s decision to end peace talks. Since taking office last year, Duque has refused to continue the dialogues established by his predecessor Juan Manuel...

Colombia’s government hints it could make peace talks with ELN illegal (17.01.2019)

Colombia’s peace commissioner said Wednesday that the government is considering steps that would block the possibility of resuming peace talks with the country’s ELN guerrillas. Peace commissioner Miguel Ceballos told press in Bogota that the National Security Council would meet in a month and...

Colombia’s state admits to assassinating 348 social leaders between 1985 and 2016 (13.01.2019)

Colombia’s state officials assassinated at least 348 social leaders and human rights defenders between 1985 and 2016, the chief prosecutor said in a report on war crimes committed by the state.