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From a Refugee Camp to a Biology Lab

May 29, 2015by Laura Silber

Open Society Voices

Latin America & the Caribbean

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The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

May 22, 2015 | by Lisa Haugaard

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

Stamping Out Violence to Make Room for Growth

January 22, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.

Young Photographers Bring Post-Earthquake Haiti into Focus

January 16, 2015 | by Maude Malengrez

Five years after Port-au-Prince was devastated, a new photography book documents one of its most famous streets.

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Five Years After the Earthquake, a Public Park Unites Haiti

January 12, 2015 | by Will Doig

At a ceremony in the largest public park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s former prime minister reflected on the city’s progress—and the many tasks ahead.

Beyond the Rios Montt Trial, Guatemala’s Search for Justice Continues

January 12, 2015 | by Emi MacLean

The hurdles facing the prosecution of a former military dictator on genocide charges show the complexities of coming to terms with horrific crimes of the past.

New Document Throws More Light on Mexico’s San Fernando Killings

December 22, 2014 | by Jesse Franzblau

A newly released document from the investigation into the 2010–11 massacres of migrants in San Fernando paints a picture of official connections to organized crime.

Case Watch: A Step Forward in Colombia’s Struggle for Truth

December 17, 2014 | by Juliana Vengoechea

An Inter-American Court decision addresses abuses committed by the military in the aftermath of a bloody siege at Colombia’s main court building in 1985.

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