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New Americas Barometer Insight: Colombians’ Views of the FARC as a Political Party

October 13, 2016

The peace negotiations currently underway in Colombia between the Juan Manuel Santos government and the guerilla group known as theFARC are setting the conditions for the eventual electoral participation of FARC excombatants,including the opportunity for them to run for office. This Insights reportexamines the attitudes of Colombians towards the FARC’s formal participation in thecountry’s political system.

Reforma del Código Civil y Comercial en Argentina: de la Ilusión al Desencanto

October 13, 2016

En un recinto semivacío, salpicado por el escándalo que marcó la retirada en masa de la oposición, nació en la Cámara de Diputados argentina una de las leyes de mayor trascendencia del país, el nuevo Código Civil y Comercial, que entrará en vigor el primer día de 2016. La visión general del proyecto arroja un resultado positivo, pero lamentablemente hay puntos cuestionables. 

Indigenous Rights in the Global Spotlight

October 13, 2016

On September 22nd and 23rd, the United Nations held its first annual International Conference on Indigenous Villages. Indigenous representatives from around the world gathered in New York City to discuss indigenous rights in order to bring equality to a group of people that have been oppressed and discriminated against since colonization. The indigenous population of the world totals 370 million people, which constitutes 5% of the total world population and they represent about one third of people living in poverty.1

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