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Andean Group - June 2020

The Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (Coica), a transnational umbrella organisation representing indigenous communities from across the Amazon basin, has warned that the failure of national governments to protect indigenous peoples from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic would be tantamount to “ethnocide”.

Andean Group - May 2020

We begin this May edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group by exploring the turbulent relationship between the Colombian government and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) guerrilla group.

Andean Group - April 2020

As governments across the Andean region have increasingly demonstrated a willingness to scapegoat Venezuelan migrants for problems of crime and insecurity, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic threatens to add to this rising tide of xenophobia.

Andean Group - March 2020

We begin this March edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group with Bolivia, where increasing political polarisation in recent months has shone a light on deeper-lying social divisions in the country, as critics of Jeanine Áñez’s interim government have argued that there is a broadly racialised divide between supporters of Áñez, and of the deposed Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS).

Andean Group - February 2020

In this February edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group, we begin with Colombia, where violence has surged to the highest levels since the country’s 2016 peace agreement.

Andean Group - January 2020

In Venezuela, the deaths of eight people in the gold-mining town of Ikabarú, on Bolívar state’s Brazilian border, has drawn significant national attention.