Author Archives: Nicole Vila

Brazil’s Pledge to End Deforestation is Already in Doubt

By Thalia Rivet, 2L On November 12, 2021, following two weeks of intense negotiations, the 26th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) ended. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration of Forests and Land Use, initiated at COP26 and signed by over 141 countries, aims to conserve and restore forests over the next decade. Among […]

International Criminal Court Investigates Abuses in Venezuela

By Miguel Del Rivero, 2L On November 3, 2021 the International Criminal Court announced the opening of a formal probe into alleged crimes against humanity committed under the rule of Nicolás Maduro. The probe centers around allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings that were committed by Venezuelan security forces. This inquiry into the alleged crimes […]

Facebook Removes Fake Accounts Run by Nicaraguan Government

By Hugo Alberto Montero, 3L Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, announced that it deleted more than 1,000 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts that were allegedly part of a misinformation operation run by the government of Nicaragua. The accounts were maintained by the government of the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, and the ruling […]

Brazil’s President Faces Criminal Charges over Covid-19 Response

On Tuesday October 19, an eleven-person committee from the Brazilian senate voted 7-4 to recommend that President Jair Bolsonaro be criminally prosecuted for “crimes against humanity” for his response to the pandemic. Dismissing the seriousness of Covid-19 and encouraging mass gatherings in an attempt to achieve “herd immunity,” the senate feels that Mr. Bolsonaro’s behavior […]