Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru

COVID-19 Reports:

Access to Information on Elections (Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador) – 9 September 2021

Access to Women’s Rights (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay) – 2 September 2021

No. 18: Clinical Vaccine Trials in Peru by Juan Andres Fuentes (December 7, 2020)

No. 17: Peruvian Government’s Initial Reactions and First Measures by Juan Andres Fuentes (December 7, 2020)

No. 4: Domestic Violence and COVID-19 in Paraguay by Ruth Navarro (September 7, 2020)

No. 4: COVID-19 y violencia intrafamiliar en Paraguay por Ruth Navarro (7 septiembre 2020)

No. 3: Virtual Court Hearings in Bolivia (Blackboard), Peru (Google Meet) and Paraguay (Skype) by Marcelo Rodriguez (August 28, 2020)

No. 2: Elections Postponed in Bolivia Once Again by Marcelo Rodriguez (August 14, 2020)

Excerpt from Reports:

Domestic violence in Paraguay is a social issue which impacts people from all socio-economic backgrounds. Based on the first survey on family issues looking specifically at gender, one in five people has suffered domestic violence in the country. … Read More.

Since the very beginning of COVID-19, national governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have had to navigate the uncertainties and insecurities of conducting a successful electoral process in the middle of a pandemic. Some governments have opted to continue elections as they were initially scheduled and others have delayed the process for a particular period of time and then pursued elections. …. Read More.

As most regions in the world, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have had to face the transformational challenges and abrupt changes of conducting judicial hearings virtually. In this brief article, I will provide a snapshot of how the judicial systems in Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru have rapidly transformed themselves into virtual courts and adapted to a new reality almost no one had foreseen. What laws and protocols did they put in place in order to hold virtual court hearings right after their respective national lockdowns? How has the situation changed after national quarantines were suspended? Any trends or particularities observed? … Read More.

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Marcelo Rodriguez

Marcelo Rodríguez works as the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, AZ. Prior to this position, he was the Research and Outreach Librarian at the U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In the past, he has also worked at Columbia Law School as well as in different capacities at the Central Library of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium; the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands; and the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Born in Puerto Rico, he speaks Spanish and French fluently as well as reading knowledge in Hebrew and German.

Juan Andrés Fuentes

Juan-Andres Fuentes is a lawyer and researcher in international law, who is currently committed to making a career as an international law, comparative and foreign reference librarian. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science at University of North Texas. Mr. Fuentes is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He has accumulated relevant experience by practicing business and international law and working at the Peruvian Departments of  State and Treasury, private enterprises, NGO’s, and the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands. Fuentes has written legal articles in Spanish, French and English, which were published in the U.S, France, Peru, and other countries. Juan-Andres Fuentes has been awarded the 2020 AALL George A. Strait Scholarship.   

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