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Residents mourn indigenous leaders killed in Cauca (04.11.2019)

[…] The number of indigenous people killed in the area has risen sharply as armed groups seek to seize control of the power vacuum left by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after they demobilised as part of the 2016 peace deal. … The UN has documented 52 murders of indigenous people...

UN concerned about violence targeting Haiti journalists (01.11.2019)

The United Nations human rights office expressed concern Friday about violence targeting journalists in Haiti. A UN report confirmed at least 42 deaths and 86 injuries during anti-government protests that have roiled the nation for months.

Colombia violence: dissident rebels kill indigenous leader (30.10.2019)

An indigenous leader, Cristina Bautista, and four volunteer community guards have been killed in south-west Colombia. The security forces say that members of a dissident rebel group are behind the attack in Cauca province. … Dozens of Nasa, many of them members of the guard, have been killed this...

US deplores Haiti gridlock, urges dialogue to resolve nation's problems (25.10.2019)

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a statement late Thursday on Haiti's acute political and economic crisis, urging stakeholders to start discussing ways to resolve the issues that have paralyzed the nation.

Shootings, death threats mar Colombia's post-peace elections (25.10.2019)

[…] Election violence is again on the rise after dropping to an all-time low, according to independent monitoring groups. In all, seven candidates have been killed and dozens more threatened in the lead-up to Sunday's vote in a worrying sign that old patterns of violence are persisting even without...

Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’ (17.10.2019)

In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”.

Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti (15.10.2019)

Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti have drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. … Effective on Wednesday, the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) will begin work on...

Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests (14.10.2019)

Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moise to resign.

Colombia elections: Candidates face spate of violence (10.10.2019)

Seven candidates have been killed and more than 60 others have been attacked in the lead up to the October 27 election.

Amid perceived power vacuum, dozens vie to be Haiti's leader (09.10.2019)

As the public appearances of President Jovenel Moise fade with Haiti's deepening political turmoil, dozens of people from political parties old and new are vying to become the country's next leader as they seize on widespread discontent.