The head of the Peruvian Congress, Manuel Merino, took office on Tuesday as the new president of the Andean country amid protests in the streets and market volatility, the day after the popular leader Martín Vizcarra was removed from office.
Sergio Moro, Brazil's justice and security minister resigned on Friday after clashing with President Jair Bolsonaro over the sacking of the federal police chief. Moro, a former anti-corruption judge, hit out at “political interference” in the federal police, saying he could not do his job without “autonomy” for the force.
Amnesty International has documented grave violations of human rights in 2019 in 24 countries across the Americas. Examples of the major human rights events analyzed include:
Peru will hold separate parliamentary elections for the first time on Sunday as President Martin Vizcarra looks to break the influence of the main opposition party of Keiko Fujimori.
By Gwynne Dyer – Over the past few years, China’s diplomatic offensives, military coercion, interference and infiltration have continued unabated, said Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on New Year’s Day, as the Jan. 11 elections neared. China’s objective is clear: to force Taiwan to compromise our sovereignty. But every leader of her Democratic People’s Party (DPP) has always said that.
A Venezuelan lawmaker sworn in by the ruling socialist party as the new head of parliament said on Monday that naming a new electoral council to preside over free and fair elections was the body’s main priority.
Peru's vice-president has resigned from her post after declining the opposition's nomination to be interim leader, saying she hoped it would pave the way for a new general election. Mercedes Aráoz said the “constitutional order had broken” and that the country faced a “grave institutional crisis”.
It is the political responsibility of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS / OAS) to ensure compliance with the effective exercise of representative democracy as the basis of the rule of law and constitutional regimes.
A commission from the Organization of American States seeking to help broker an end to a political crisis in Nicaragua said on Sunday the government of President Daniel Ortega had barred its entry into the Central American country.
The local sub-committee of the Falkland Islands Association which has in various forms defended Falklands' interests since 1968, has sent out an email to all its members asking them “to give a rough outline of how they view the current political situation together with any ideas or fears they may have for the future and anything they would like to see the FIA doing on their behalf.”