Colombia Concedes Political Participation to FARC

On Wednesday, Colombian officials conceded a key topic of negotiation in ongoing peace talks with the nation’s largest Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization, Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). They have agreed to allow political participation and eventual integration of FARC into Colombia’s democratic processes. The issue of future political participation has been one of the most…

Ecuador Cancels Conservation Agreement

In 2007, the government of Ecuador approved an initiative to preserve 3791 sq mi of biologically rich territory and rain forests which has  become known as the Yasuni National Park located on the eastern border of the country. The park as it is currently constituted, represents an area 9% larger than Yellowstone National Park in the United…

Argentina Intimidates Chilean Airline

Argentina has a history of disrespecting private property, especially under the Kirchner administration. Kristina Fernandez’s administration nationalized Aerolíneas Argentinas in 2008. And so it came as little surprise to outside observers, when Argentinian officials gave a Chilean airline a 10 day ultimatum to evacuate their hangar in Jorge Newbery, one of the country’s busiest airports…

The Mailman Isn’t Delivering in Chile

Approximately 4600 employees of Correos de Chile have been on strike since July 23rd. This means that all packages, letters, and deliveries depending on Chile’s equivalent of the United States Postal Service, have presumably been stockpiling for over a month, in the Andean country of 17 million. Workers have initiated the stoppage over a demand…