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Colombia Declares War on Junk Food

Photo Credit: Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images By: Camila Real, 2L Colombia has become one of the first countries to pass a health tax on junk food. Its new Tax Reform Bill imposes a gradual phase of tax increases on ultra-processed foods and foods high in salt and saturated fats. Ultra-processed foods will incur an […]

Israel-Hamas War Affects Latin America, Too: Leftist-Governments Oppose Israel—Seen as a Proxy for the United States—Yet Both Sides Are Accused of War Crimes

Photo Credit: REUTERS By: Nicole Vahlkamp, 2L At least thirty nationals from Latin American countries are unaccounted for as a result of Hamas’s violent attacks inside Israel on October 7, 2023, in which 1400 Israelis were killed and over 240 were taken hostage. As of October 9th, threeBrazilians, and two nationals from Peru, Paraguay, and Mexico, respectively, […]

Peru’s Recent Attempt to Deter Cellphone Theft and its Implications for Other Latin American Countries 

By: Monserrat Garcia, 2L A sweeping criminal epidemic has struck several Latin American countries, and Peru is at the forefront of combating it with harsh criminal penalties for what most countries charge as a typical petty crime. In the initial nine months of 2023, the Peruvian telecommunication authority recorded approximately 1.2 million cellphone thefts. In response to […]

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 […]