Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Police & Prisons

Guatemala: Judicial system in desperate need of reform

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

Brazil — election post-mortem

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

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

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