President Macri signed a decree prohibiting the application of the 2×1 law to repressors from the Dirty War, following the public outcry that would have placed these crimes on an equivalent level as common crimes and not crimes against humanity.
The March 28 OAS Permanent Council discussion on Venezuela was a not-so-subtle rebuke to the failed efforts at dialogue. Instead of acknowledging shifting international opinion, though, the next day Venezuela Supreme Court gave the OAS its sharpest example yet of an “interruption in the constitutional process.” Now what?
In the strongest language so far, a joint statement signed by 14 states (and supported by 4-more Caribbean states) condemns Venezuela under the Inter-Democratic Charter. And it asks other member states to follow up if Venezuela doesn’t comply.
In a sad, predictable exercise China and Russia voted down a UNSC resolution to temporarily halt the bloodletting in Syria. One country from the hemisphere backed the China-Russia position; one did not.
In our second report, Global Americans finds that some governments have followed China and Russia in restricting civil society, while another toes a liberal line internationally as it cracks down on human rights groups domestically. Guess which ones.