Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial

A judge in Argentina has ruled that the former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, should stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement.

Feeding the hungriest through blockchain

The World Food Programme is using Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance in their pilot program Building Blocks. 

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process

Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia, Amnesty International explores the weaknesses and failures in implementing it

Trump’s effect on climate change

This is what you need to know about his presidency’s proposed cuts and their effects. 

Argentina warns Trump: 'Nationalism will not make your economy richer'

Finance minister Nicolás Dujovne said recent protectionist trade strategies did more harm than good and was keen on attracting inward investment from Britain

Trump budget makes it official: Americans are paying for the wall, not Mexico

One of the central themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was to not only build a border wall, but to make Mexico pay for it.

Pesticides aren’t necessary to feed the world

According to a report presented to the UN human rights council this is a myth. 

No flour so no bread - what does Venezuela do? Arrest the bakers

The embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro expropriated two bakeries as the Venezuelan government deepened its socialist economic policies.

In spite of 2-decade U.S. eradication effort, coca crop is booming

Coca production in Colombia has surged to levels unseen in two decades of U.S. eradication efforts, according to a White House report released Tuesday

We prefer to stay ignorant

A study published in Psychological reviews shows people prefer not to learn what’s ahead, especially when there are negative possibilities.

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts, a key component of the historic peace agreement with FARC

How can the French election change the world?

With Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, The Economist says this could be France’s next revolution.

A third of Argentina's population live in poverty

Argentina urban poverty rate rose to 32.9% in the third quarter of 2016, which means 13 million people due to a precarious labor market and lack of long-term development policies

Latino transgenders and Trump’s trickle down decisions

Trump's decision not only affects Americans, but also transgender individuals living in developing countries. According to Alejandro Lanz Sánchez, founder of the organization PARCES in Bogotá

U.S. May Cut Its Anti-drug Aid To Colombia: Official

The US has provided Bogota with some $10 billion in mainly military aid since 2000 under Plan Colombia

Bolivia's Morales boosts legal coca production

Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed into law a controversial bill that nearly doubles the area that can be legally planted with coca crops.

Illegal border crossings into US from Mexico drop 40%

Illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States have sunk sharply in early 2017 after spiking ahead of the American election last November.

Labor Market is key for gender equality in Latin America

For Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC the redistribution of income and rights begins in the region’s labor market. 

The psychology of punishment and voting

Oxford neuroscientist Molly Crocket says this might lead to voting against self-interests.

Kirchner family in court charged with corruption and money laundering

With this last round of hearings, including Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday, Judge Bonadio is expected to sentence sometime in the next ten days.

Blaming Colombia for America’s excessive drug habit

If you have a drug problem, blaming the producer of the ingredients of that drug is clearly a cop-out

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