Tag Archives: Chile

Chile Expands Femicide Law, Continuing Efforts to Reduce Violence Against Women

Photo Credit: Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty Image By: Lindsey LaCamera, 2L Femicide, as classified by Chilean law, is the murder of a woman by her current or former intimate partner. Although the country has the lowest homicide rate in Latin America, the number of violent crimes against women remains high. In 2010, responding to this […]

Indignados: What the 2019 Civil Uprisings can Teach Us in 2020

By: Gabriela Valentín Díaz, 2L Civil unrest in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the past year share many similarities. Perhaps most notably, Latin American constituents expressed their discontent with government actions that perpetuate corruption and inequality. Puerto Rican citizens took to the streets for the second time in less than eight months, demanding the […]

Upcoming UN Climate Change Conference Will Reveal Whether Countries Have Upheld Their Environmentally-Friendly Promises

By: Rebecca Ramirez, 2L The 25th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) will be held in early December 2019. The UN Conference is held annually in a country within one of the UN’s five regional groups and has grown to become one of the largest international meetings in the world. Although originally […]

Chile’s Civil Unrest Inspires Much-Needed Efforts to Rewrite the Country’s Constitution

By: Amber Couzo, 2L Chile has been facing a state of unrest in recent weeks, as tens of thousands of civilians took to the streets in protest. A protest that first started about hikes in subway fares exemplifies Chileans demand for a new constitution. On November 10, 2019, the Chilean government finally gave into protestors’ […]