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Latin America & the Caribbean

Latin America & The Caribbean

The Open Society Foundations work to reinforce human rights and democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Activities focus on addressing violence and state responses to organized crime, promoting transparency, and ensuring international support for open society goals.

Open Society Voices

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 by Chris Stone

Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial

April 7, 2014 by Emi MacLean 1

Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.

The Politics of Fear: Latin America Backslides on Excessive Pretrial Detention

April 1, 2014 by Robert Varenik

Denying petrial release to suspects, regardless of the potential threat, has become a favored strategy for politicians eager to present themselves as "tough on crime".

Open Society People

Senior Regional Advocacy Officer
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Latin America Program, Open Society Policy Center

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