Weekly Report - 13 October 2022 (WR-22-41)

President Gustavo Petro signed a ground-breaking accord this week in his concerted efforts to address the vexed issue of land reform in Colombia, which lies at the heart of the country’s long-running armed conflict.... Read More
Peru’s perpetual political crisis has been simmering ever since President Pedro Castillo came to power in July 2021.... Read More
For around two years, Ecuador’s prison system has acted as a microcosm for the wider surge of violence gripping the country.... Read More
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) voted on 7 October to extend the mandate of the International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela (FFMV) for a further two years.... Read More
Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) are engaged in a heated struggle for votes, as the campaign for the presidential run-off enters a decisive phase.... Read More
President Alberto Fernández was compelled to shake up his cabinet this week after the women, diversity, and equality minister, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, tendered her resignation after savaging a government-sanctioned security operation in a Mapuche community in southern Argentina.... Read More
Chile’s senate has approved the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11, which had been mired in congress for four years.... Read More
In an emotional address on 6 October, Mexico’s Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier Carillo announced her resignation, effective immediately.... Read More
Haiti’s caretaker prime minister, Ariel Henry, has called for a foreign armed intervention to stabilise the country.... Read More
The fallout of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Cuba last month, leaving at least three people dead [WR-22-39], is becoming increasingly apparent in multiple ways.... Read More
Mexico’s senate held a minute of silence on 11 October for the 20 victims of a massacre the previous week in San Miguel Totolapan, in the southern state of Guerrero.... Read More
“Corruption undermines the democratic order and conspires against human rights and for this reason the fight against corruption should be unanimous among all areas of the state.... Read More

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