- Isabel Pereira Arana, Laura Santacoloma, “Con el Freno al Glifosato, ¿Que Dijo la Corte Sobre Participacion Ambiental?” (DeJusticia, La Silla Vacia (Colombia), February 3, 2022).
The Colombian high court decision setting back any possible use of aerial herbicide fumigation in coca zones “is, above all, the result of the struggle of social and peasant organizations to avoid repeating the horrors experienced with fumigations.”
- “Los 17 laDeres y Lideresas Sociales Asesinados en Lo Que Va del 2022” (El Espectador (Colombia), February 3, 2022).
17 social leaders killed in the first 33 days of the year in Colombia. I don’t hear the Duque administration talking about it, do you?
- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), “Chairman Menendez Officially Requests Narcotics Kingpin Designation for Honduran Ex-President Juan Orlando Hernandez” (U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, February 3, 2022).
Eight years ago, Juan Orlando Hernandez was lauded in the U.S. as a president who was bringing homicide rates down. Eight days ago, he was still president of Honduras. Now, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman wants him on the U.S. narcotics kingpins list.
- Andrea Becerril, Victor Ballinas, “Preparan Iniciativa para Que la Sedena Asuma el Control de la Guardia Nacional” (La Jornada (Mexico), February 3, 2022).
The AMLO government is moving ahead with its plan to move the nation’s new national super-police force fully under the command of its Defense Department.
- Reynaldo Mozo Zambrano, “Letalidad Policial en Venezuela Es la Mas “Extrema” en America Latina, Revela Informe” (Efecto Cocuyo (Venezuela), February 3, 2022).
One-third of all people killed in Venezuela are killed by the security forces.