Former Chile President and current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Wednesday admitted she would support leftwing candidate Gabriel Boric for the Dec. 19 presidential runoff against far-right candidate José Antonio Kast.
Chile's Lower House Tuesday turned down a bill to decriminalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy by 65 votes against, 62 in favor and one abstention. Thus the initiative will be shelved.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on States to take bold actions to give prompt and real effect to the right to a healthy environment, following a UN Human Rights Council’s landmark decision.
Chile's Progressive Party (PRO) leader Marco Enríquez Ominami Monday announced he would run for the country's presidency, which dealt an unexpected blow to the centre-left's efforts following the launch of Christian Democrat Yasna Provoste's candidacy Saturday.
Former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Añez has requested a formal audience with the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in a letter which she made public on Tuesday in social networks.
A new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) released Thursday has pointed out that the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro continues to apply systematic abuse and torture, particularly to political opponents.
Former Chilean President and current United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet Tuesday called for the release of Nicaraguan opposition politicians who have been placed under arrest by the Daniel Ortega regime over the past three weeks.
Thousands took to the streets on Sunday in Bogotá to demand an end to protests and roadblocks and to express support for security forces. The demonstrators dressed in white and waving Colombian flags seem to be the response to almost a month of rioting and clashes bloody clashes between protestors and the forces.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday said the “problem” of human rights in Venezuela “disappearing” and insisted there was no need for blockades when the way to solve these issues is through dialogue.
In a country where 24 people have died in clashes with police and some 800 have been injured, Colombian President Iván Duque woke up Wednesday and gave a radio interview during which he addressed this year's Copa America football competition, which his country is to co-host with Argentina, and guaranteed everything will go on as planned.