Brazilian Supreme Court Reinstates Telegram After Ban

Last Friday, the Brazilian Supreme Court banned the popular messaging app Telegram due to the company’s failure to comply with anti-disinformation legislation. Judge Alexandre de Moraes made the decision after the Dubai-based company repeatedly refused to follow judicial orders to crack down on disinformation campaigns associated with President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Colombia Holds Elections

Last Sunday, Colombians went to the polls to participate in parliamentary and presidential primary elections. Gustavo Petro won the leftwing Pacto Histórico primary with 4.4 million votes, the most in Colombian primary history.

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Latin America Reacts to Invasion of Ukraine

Following the invasion, the Caribbean Community, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay condemned Russia’s attacks on the Ukrainian people. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Panama called for the immediate cessation of hostilities but did not directly condemn Russia.

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