Colombia

Colombia’s future thrown into uncertainty after voters reject peace deal

A landmark peace deal between the Colombian government and the country’s largest guerrilla group has been left in limbo after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum.

The result saw the no vote win by 50.2% to 49.8%. The result shocked the government of Juan Manuel Santos, who has spent four years locked in an intense …

briefing / Venezuela

How does the referendum process work in Venezuela?

The referendum in Venezuela is a right established by the Constitution. Article 71 states that matters of special national transcendence may be referred to a consultative referendum. These matters include, as affirmed by article 72, every office elected by popular vote. The Constitution only regulates part of the process, leaving the rest to the consideration …