News of political and institutional news in Latin American countries, especially when it concerns the health of their democracies.

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 61

Inter-American Watch Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 The Americas Organized crime destroys Latin America forests Drug trafficking, illegal mining, and illegal logging in Latin America not only fuel violence, but also destroy the environment. In Latin America, narcotrafficking organizations are the “vanguard of deforestation.” It is estimated that up to 60 percent of the logging in…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 58

Inter-American Watch Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 The Americas A world away from Ukraine, Russia is courting Latin America The Ukraine crisis has revived a struggle over Latin America between the U.S. and Russia, as Vladimir Putin seeks greater influence in the region. The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/world/americas/russia-putin-latin-america-bolsonaro.html 45 arrested in major cocaine network bust in…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 54

Inter-American Watch Monday, February 7th, 2022 The Americas Iran’s influence in Latin America is a dangerous reminder for regional leaders Latin Americans across the continent should be alarmed by the growing presence and engagement of Iran in the region, and enforce Interpol Red Alerts against suspected terrorists. Those reckless governments collaborating with the Iranian regime…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 53

Inter-American Watch Friday February 4th, 2022 The Americas LatAm’s Fight Against Corruption “Grounds to a Halt’ The fight against corruption in Latin America has grounded to a halt, says Transparency International, adding that the scourge is undermining democracy and human rights in the region. Near Shore Americas: https://nearshoreamericas.com/latin-america-corruption-halt/ Brother of former Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba…