Waiting to Advertise: Children and Junk Food

By Valentina Rozo | May 28, 2019

The strategy, then, is simple: companies assure themselves a client for life, without the person even knowing they’re being sold something.

Sentences for drug traffickers from South America’s Pacific

By Dejusticia | May 16, 2019

The harshest sentences are served by transporters who, in most cases, are dispensable actors in the value chain of narco-trafficking, and who are committing the crimes because of the marginalized and impoverished conditions in which they live.



Citizen-led initiatives like #VenezuelaBienvenida (#VenezuelaIsWelcome in English) are reassuring, which calls on the country to get involved in the crisis on the side of human rights, to open channels of conversation, while promoting research and action to avoid the festering social rejection of Venezuelans.

Constituting a black hole

The Constituent Assembly proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will consume what remains of democracy in Venezuela. It will also make Maduro a dictator who will control all the powers of the state. The international community must vigorously oppose it.

News About Venezuela

Welcome, Inter-American Commission

The de-financing of the IACHR is not an accident, but rather the most effective method of governments to block it or avoid its decisions.

Letter from Jamaica

Bolivar's call in the letter from Jamaica has passed 200 years relatively unnoticed in Colombia.

Maduro against the Bolivarian Constitution

The massive deportations against Colombians not only violates international law— as my colleague Rodrigo Uprimny has shown— it also violates the Bolivarian Constitution and the Venezuelan Foreign and Immigration Law (Law 37. 944 of May 24, 2004). 

Fatherlands of Paper

In the middle of so many impassioned discussions about the situation in the Colombian-Venezuelan border, I remembered a passage from The World of Yesterday, one of my favorite books.

The Mail of Dishonor

In one of the most difficult moments of the French Revolution (September 1793), when Robespierre feared that his political project would topple, the revolutionary government promulgated a law that identified suspects as "all those who due to their behavior, relationships, intent, or writings, reveal themselves in favor of federalism and as enemies of liberty."

Intellectual Revolutions

The insensitivity to social injustice and dogmatism are, in my opinion, two of the biggest ideological obstacles for the development of Latin America.

Unqualified to Disqualify?

This is about a key decision in defining the powers of the Inspector General's Office regarding political rights. In the debate about the removal from office of Bogota's mayor and his disqualification from holding elected office imposed by the Inspector General, the decision but the Inter-American Court in a similar case in Venezuela has been mentioned a lot.
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