Ones to Watch: 26 September 2016

Americas: crucial week for government-FARC final peace deal In Colombia, the coming week will be crucial in securing a final peace agreement between the government and the FARC. On 26 September both parties plan to formally sign the final deal in Cartagena in a ceremony that is expected to pass peacefully, although rallies by those…

Ones to Watch: 19 September 2016

Americas: Mexico City to face unrest during students’ disappearance second anniversary In Mexico, demonstrations have been scheduled for 26 September in the capital Mexico City to mark the second anniversary of the controversial disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero state. Associated unrest could potentially occur in other urban centres across Mexico. President Enrique Pena…

Ones to Watch: 12 September 2016

Americas: Colombia’s FARC to ratify final peace deal In Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) plan to hold their X National Guerrilla Conference between 17 and 23 September to ratify the final peace agreement with the government. The conference is expected to take place in San Vicente del Caguan in the southern Caqueta…

Ones to Watch: 5 September 2016

Americas: tension in Venezuela to continue to increase In Venezuela, the opposition has called for further demonstrations to take place in the capital Caracas and across the country’s main urban centres on 7 and 14 September to demand a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro take place in 2016. Pro-government rallies are also planned for…

Ones to Watch: 29 August 2016

Americas: Rousseff likely to lose impeachment trial final vote In Brazil, the Senate’s final vote on suspended President Dilma Rousseff impeachment trial is expected to take place between 30 and 31 August, with Rousseff increasingly likely to be permanently removed from the presidency. Should at least two-thirds of the 81 senators find her guilty of…