South America and Caribbean


Opposition says documents will prove Haiti's Moise broke law (14.08.2019)

Twenty opposition politicians are raising the stakes in their drive to impeach Haitian President Jovenel Moise by demanding documents that they say will prove he has routinely violated the constitution.

Attacks against civilians in Colombia increased in 2019: UN (06.08.2019)

Attacks against civilians in Colombia continued to increase in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the United Nations. In the latest report on the humanitarian situation in the South American country, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of...

UN urges Colombia to implement neglected elements of peace deal with FARC (24.07.2019)

The United Nations Security Council urged Colombia’s government on Tuesday to implement elements of the 2016 peace deal with former FARC rebels that have come to a virtual halt.Artikeltext

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy (19.07.2019)

[…] Briefing the Council just days after its members returned from the South American country, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, said that “as you heard repeatedly during the visit, the Council's steadfast and unified support has been critical to these...

‘We have seen and heard the challenges’ of Colombia’s peace process: UN Security Council (15.07.2019)

After meeting with state officials in Bogota on Friday, the 15 members of the Security Council traveled to southwest Colombia on Saturday to visit a FARC reintegration site in Caldono, Cauca.

EU grants aid to prosecution unit dedicated to dismantling paramilitary structures (10.07.2019)

The European Union will contribute more than $2.2 million (€2 million euro) to a prosecution unit that seeks to dismantle paramilitary groups, the EU’s special envoy to Colombia’s peace process said Tuesday. … The special investigation unit to dismantle paramilitary group was part of a 2016 peace...

Former FARC leader's arrest sought in blow to Colombia's peace deal (09.07.2019)

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S. drug-trafficking charges, in a fresh blow to the country’s landmark peace deal.

If Duque won’t, then the ELN will: UN receives deals made in suspended peace talks (04.07.2019)

Colombia’s ELN rebels formally informed the United Nations about partial agreements made with the government before President Ivan Duque suspended peace talks. The ELN’s chief negotiator, “Pablo Beltran,” told press that his team surrendered the partial agreements to the UN and the International...

Haiti's parliament attempts to re-establish order after chaos (01.07.2019)

Chaos has dominated Haitian politics for weeks after opposition lawmakers used various tactics including removing furniture from the chamber and failing to report for work -- to block a vote on the designated prime minister Jean Michel Lapin's nomination. The country has been without a prime...