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.

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#VenezuelaBienvenida

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.

The policy of love

In Venezuela, a law was passed imposing harsh penalties for those who promote hatred and fascism. Pretending to eradicate hate and impose love is a typical feature of tyranny.

The forgotten migrants of Venezuela

The lack of memory of Latin Americans explains why the region knows so little, and does less, about the situation of more than one million Venezuelan migrants who have arrived in our countries during the last five years.

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.

An immature Constituent Assembly

The Constituent Assembly convened by Maduro does not seek to forge a pact between opposing forces, but seeks to crush the opposition through an antidemocratic mechanism, which is also unconstitutional. The international community and even authentic Chavismo should oppose it.

Madurazo

There were no tanks attacking the civil institutions, which characterized previous coups. But in Venezuela there was a coup d'état, which intends to be judicially legalized, but that nevertheless is a democratic rupture.

Ready for the ICC?

A denunciation of the highest levels of the Venezuelan government before the ICC does not have, at least with the information available today, a solid legal foundation.

The Illegality of Venezuela’s Mass Deportations of Colombians

More than 1,000 Colombians have been deported simply for being Colombians in a certain area of Venezuela. According to the ILC, the collective deportation of foreigners is prohibited.

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."

Venezuela Opinion

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.
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