Month: January 2017

Colombia Government and ELN Rebels Set Date for Peace Talks

New peace talks between Colombia and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional are planned to start in February, forming a step forward in a much-delayed peace process. The talks were confirmed during a press conference in Quito, Ecuador on January 18, which will host the talks when they take place. It is believed that the ELN […]

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Venezuela Government Looks to Arm Civilians to Combat Crime

There have been concerns raised in relation to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, who is looking to introduce new anti-crime measures, which include supplying civilians with arms, as well as giving supervised groups the right to gather intelligence. Although security experts have raised concerns surrounding the plans, the Government remained firm that only ‘the people can […]

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Data Shows That Lynching Is Up 650 Percent in Venezuela

According to official data, a major rise in lynchings has been reported in Venezuela as of September 2016. This is a great increase when compared to 2015 statistics, that only showed there to be ten lynchings in 2015. However, this report stems from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Justice and Peace, and others report the […]

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Conflict Between Cartels Cited for Recent Violence in Mexico

A recent spate of violent outbreaks in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula point towards a conflict between drug cartels who are fighting for control of the area. The most recent outbreak took place on January 16th when four people were killed following an armed group attacking the state prosecutor’s office in Cancun. Only hours before, five people […]

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