December 21, 2018
- Sebastian Sprenger, “Brazil’s Oil Revenue Is Set to Fuel Multibillion-Dollar Warship Program” (DefenseNews, December 21, 2018).
Directing 2 percent of royalties from offshore drilling to the military has been a national policy for some time, but previous governments have never fully applied it
- “Army High Command Meets. Lula Stays in Jail. Who Is Running Brasil?” (Brasil Wire, December 21, 2018).
The Army High Command had held an emergency meeting that afternoon to discuss the new decision that could see the release of Lula. The Armed forces intervened in a previous Supreme Court ruling to deny the former President habeas corpus
- c.h. Gardiner, “Brazil Ag Seeks Corruption Charges Against President Temer” (Associated Press, The Washington Post, December 21, 2018).
Brazil’s attorney general has accused President Michele Temer of sitting at the center of “an institutionalized system of corruption” and has asked the courts to charge him with crimes as soon as he leaves office
- “Por cuatro años más fue prorrogada la Ley de Orden Público” (Diario del Huila (Colombia), December 21, 2018).
La finalidad es brindarle facultades al Presidente de la República para eventuales procesos de paz y garantizar el orden público en el territorio
- Juan Gomez, “El Riesgo Extremo de Querer Sustituir Coca” (El Espectador (Colombia), December 21, 2018).
En los últimos dos años, al menos 63 líderes de sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito han sido asesinados
- “Los Limites de la Corte a la Extradicion de Lideres Guerrilleros” (Semana (Colombia), December 21, 2018).
La JEP tiene hasta el mes de febrero para emitir su concepto sobre el caso de Santrich
- Jim Wyss, “Colombia Signed a Peace Deal. So Why Have 164 Community Leaders Been Killed This Year?” (The Miami Herald, December 21, 2018).
The FARC demobilized, the government didn’t fully fill the power vacuum, and now there’s a struggle for control
- David Scull, “Beyond the Wall at Mexico’s Border: Six Photojournalists’ Perspectives” (The New York Times, December 21, 2018).
The actual wall — the sum of official and unofficial policy, of economic and family ties, of criminality and enforcement, of deprivation, and plenty — stretches much farther north to south
- Arturo Angel, “Los Cambios Clave en la Propuesta de Guardia Nacional Que Fue Aprobada en Comisiones” (Animal Politico (Mexico), December 21, 2018).
En los primeros cinco años de su operación la Guardia queda adscrita a la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional
- “Guardia Nacional Continuara Estrategia Que Violo Derechos Humanos, Alertan Onu y Ong” (Animal Politico (Mexico), December 21, 2018).
El colectivo llamó a los diputados de Morena a no perpetrar “el fallido modelo de seguridad de los últimos años, miren la evidencia, escuchen a las víctimas y digan no a la Guardia Nacional militarizada”
- Kevin Sieff, Mary Beth Sheridan, Nick Miroff, “Trump Administration Reaches Deal That Will Force Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico as Cases Are Processed, Dhs’s Nielsen Says” (The Washington Post, December 21, 2018).
Mexico’s new leftist government announced Thursday that it will allow the United States to send asylum seekers who cross illegally back to its territory and provide them with work visas and humanitarian assistance while they wait
- Rafael Carranza, “Will Mexico Allow Asylum Seekers to Remain as U.S. Reviews Their Cases?” (The Arizona Republic, December 21, 2018).
The head of Mexico’s immigration agency, which would be responsible for implementing the new policy, appeared to undercut the agreement during a news conference a few hours later