Chile is not obliged to negotiate sea access with Bolivia after a 5 year dispute in the International Criminal Court

After five years of dispute, on Monday Oct. 1 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Chile has the right not to enter into negotiations with Bolivia over contested access to the Pacific Ocean. This land dispute has haunted Bolivia since 1884 when they lost the War of the Pacific, which meant they lost

Backlash across Latin America following suggestion of military intervention in Venezuela

In response to a statement made on Friday by the director of the Organisation of American States (OAS) which suggested that military action could be taken against Venezuela, 10 governments have since come forward to refuse to participate in a military intervention. The 10 countries are part of 14 associated within the Lima Group, which

Colombian students march against the lack of education funding

The main roads of 20 Colombian cities were closed this Wednesday as students from both public and private institutions marched against the persistent fiscal deficit of 32 public universities that have already reached USD 6 billion. Así fue la movilización de hoy en Bogotá, Nariño, Cali, Caldas y pronto en Medellín. Por la dignidad de

Campaign for Zero Hunger seeks empowerment of indigenous women

Indigenous Women Zero Hunger

According to the United Nations, indigenous women have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn a lot less than men, putting them at a serious disadvantage. Statistics published by Reuters also show that indigenous peoples, of which there are around 5000 different communities across the world, constitute 15% of those reportedly

Ecuadorian authorities to investigate kidnapping in Mexico

Ecuadorian authorities have reportedly been working with Mexican counterparts following the rescue of an Ecuadorian citizen who had been kidnapped after trying to cross into the United States. The Ecuadorian ambassador has requested that Mexican authorities look after the security of the rescued migrant whilst the investigation between the countries, as well as Central American