Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Police & Prisons

Guatemala: Judicial system in desperate need of reform

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Suspension of the retrial of Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt has dashed hopes of justice and underlined the need for a radical shake-up of the judiciary.

Nicaragua: trouble along the route of the Canal

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Dutch journalist Teake Zuidema gave a lift to some Nicaraguan police on their way to control demonstrations by farmers afraid of compulsory purchase and forced relocation.

UN Grills Mexico Over Handling of 43 Missing Students

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In Geneva a UN Committee asks an official Mexican delegation tough questions about the disappearance of the 43 students

Brazil – serious setback on children’s rights looms

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The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.

Argentina: The Welsh in Patagonia & Trelew

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Historian Alun Burge examines the role of the extraordinary Welsh community and its support for the Trelew prisoners -- and calls for more research.

Brazil: Dilma will be replaced by the corrupt, the inexperienced and...

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The senate votes to proceed with Impeachment and suspend Dilma. Some of Temer's cabinet choices have provoked indignation, even horror.

Brazil — Forward into the Past

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Interim President Michel Temer has chosen a white, male cabinet which ignores all the social advances of the last 14 years

Brazil: the new ‘government’ already in crisis

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Anti-Temer protests are spreading like wildfire as the new government is forced to make U turn after U turn

Brazil — election post-mortem

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The PT (Workers' Party) fared very badly in the recent municipal elections and is unlikely to recover before 2018. The political system is entering a new era, but no one knows where it will lead.

Brazil: Cunha, the man who knows too much

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The arrest of the former speaker of Congress has sent shock-waves through Brasilia.

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