Security & Strategic Review - August 2022

Colombia is set for major change following Gustavo Petro’s victory in the 19 June presidential run-off.... Read More
Bolivia’s former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020) was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 11 June, in a verdict that once again opened deep divisions over her self-proclamation as interim president in November 2019.... Read More
Brazil’s 2022 election campaign has not even formally kicked off yet, but incidences of – sometimes lethal – political violence have already sent shockwaves through the country.... Read More
Some two and a half years after Chile’s political leaders reached an agreement to launch a constituent process in response to widespread protests against social inequality, a constituent convention elected last year presented the draft of the new magna carta to President Gabriel Boric on 4 July.... Read More
Government representatives in charge of public security from a handful of South American countries gathered in Brazil in June to discuss regional collaboration in the fight against transnational crime.... Read More
Mexico’s 2018 elections were not only notable for bringing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party into power.... Read More
State security forces in Nuevo León were conducting surveillance work near the state’s border with the US on 26 June, when a heavily armed group ambushed them.... Read More
By all counts, it is a shocking tale.... Read More
In a June update before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet highlighted the “dramatic reduction of civic space” in Nicaragua.... Read More
A series of attacks on indigenous leaders have raised concerns over the safety of indigenous communities in Costa Rica.... Read More
Amid calls for the new leftist Libertad y Refundación (Libre) government led by President Xiomara Castro, to make good its vote-winning pledge to combat corruption, all eyes are on the selection of the new 15-member supreme justice court (CSJ) which is due to be finalised in early 2023.... Read More
Panama’s environment ministry (MiAmbiente) has launched a new initiative to incorporate various sectors into its reforestation efforts and meet its commitment outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change to restore 50,000 hectares (ha) of forest by 2025 in line with carbon emissions reduction targets.... Read More
Grenada’s National Democratic Congress (NDC), which won the 23 June general election under its leader Dickon Mitchell, is back in power for the first time since 2013.... Read More
The countries of the Caribbean have become very conscious of the issue of food security in the light of the war in Ukraine, and the issue was at the centre of the 19-21 May regional Agri-Investment Forum and Expo in Georgetown, Guyana, that we reported on last month.... Read More

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