Alteration of the constitutional order in Nicaragua

The Organization of American States has warned of an "alteration of the constitutional order" and the "critical" human rights situation in Nicaragua.

The organization denounced a "serious and constant pattern of harassment and intimidation of any form of opposition to the Ortega regime.

The OAS concluded in its report that Nicaragua has become a "state co-opted and incompatible with the rule of law.

Protests in Nicaragua began in April 2018 over a controversial social security reform but grew rapidly to demand the "democratization" of the country. 

More than 300 people died as a result of repression by the military and police.

The Inter-American Human Rights System recommended prosecuting President Ortega for crimes against humanity.

Confrontations in front of a refinery in Bolivia

On Tuesday, Bolivia suffered one of its bloodiest days since the conflict began after the electoral fraud.

Strong confrontations took place in front of a state refinery, when demonstrators threw dynamite to tear down walls, burn vehicles, and steal gas cylinders.

The incident left at least six dead and more than 30 injured, according to preliminary reports.

Defense Minister Luis Fernando López appeared at the provisional government headquarters, affirming that the army "did not fire a single projectile" and is awaiting the autopsies of the dead.

López described the actions of the demonstrators as state terrorism since an explosion at the refinery "would generate a catastrophe."

President Duque: We will not tolerate acts of vandalism 

Colombia is preparing for a big march on November 21, when unions, students, indigenous people, and opponents will stand up to the government. 

Taking into account the precedents in the region, Colombian President Ivan Duque declared that "peaceful social protest is a constitutional right, which we guarantee, but we will not tolerate acts of vandalism."

In the streets of the center of the capital, Bogotá, dozens of soldiers were deployed at the request of the mayor's office.

In addition to the closing of the borders with Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela, the government has expelled 24 Venezuelans accused of wanting to infiltrate the protest.

Carabineros suspends the use of pellets

Chilean police announced Tuesday that they have suspended the use of pellets as riot control tools.

The director of the National Police, Mario Rozas, explained that the measure is due to discrepancies found in the composition of the pellets, both in the supplier's file and in the reports from the University of Chile and the Police Criminal Laboratory.

Meanwhile, the Santiago Court of Appeals rejected the request to prohibit the use of gases and pellets by the police, considering that Chile is in the "rule of law," so the police force continues to proceed subject to "the law."