In a sad, predictable exercise China and Russia voted down a UNSC resolution to temporarily halt the bloodletting in Syria. One country from the hemisphere backed the China-Russia position; one did not.
On June 23, the Permanent Council of the OAS will meet to discuss Venezuela, a country in the throes of an economic, political and humanitarian crisis. It now appears that it’s only a matter of time before Venezuela implodes and becomes a failed state.
The best for Brazil’s democracy and efforts to ensure integrity in both the public and private sphere is that both sides maintain restraint in converting this into a political, partisan showdown on the street.
Al igual que el fraude de AC Inversions debiera recordarnos que cuando las cosas parecen demasiado buenas como para ser ciertas, hay que dudar de su factibilidad, la lección de este gobierno que llegó al poder realizando tantas promesas nos debe recordar que cuando los candidatos prometen demasiado, la gente después tendrá más decepciones que alegrías.
Last week, Human Rights Watch, along with 36 other human rights organizations, issued a statement that Venezuela did not deserve to be re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council. This week, unfortunately, the UN General Assembly did just that. Here’s why the human rights groups were right.
The United Nations Human Rights Council opened this week, and on its agenda are the heated topics of Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Syria. The region has historically split in votes on these issues, with a majority, led by Argentina and Brazil, supporting the protection of human rights. On the other side, Cuba and Venezuela have helped to lead the movement to prioritize national sovereignty over the human rights.
The shifting of the balance of world power away from the developed world to the Global South has raised an urgent question: can the post-WW II normative framework and the body of international law and practice be adapted and preserved?
Last week, LatinAmericaGoesGlobal had the opportunity to sit down with Margarita Stolbizer, one of the presidential candidates in October 2015 elections in Argentina. We discussed topics including women’s rights, LGBT rights, transparency and her chances in this election.