Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive updates from the Open Society Foundations.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
21

Open Society Voices

Latin America & the Caribbean

Back to all posts
Grantee Spotlight

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

July 27, 2015 | by Mary Miller Flowers

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015 | by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas

The lack of government accountability is a major factor in Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. A homegrown alliance of civil society groups is stepping in to change this.

Bolivia’s Smarter Approach to Controlling Coca Production

July 7, 2015 | by Diego Garcia-Devis

By shifting from forced eradication to community-based enforcement, Bolivia is regulating the production of coca leaves while respecting farmers’ rights.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Seven Easy Steps to Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic

June 16, 2015 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

In its treatment of its citizens of Haitian descent, the Dominican Republic has presented a virtual recipe for any other country aspiring to an ethnic cleansing exercise done according to proper legal procedure.

How a Band from L.A. Ended Up Playing Cuba’s Gay Rights Festival

June 12, 2015 | by Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez

Using music to help bring about positive change, the band Quetzal found a receptive audience among Havana’s LGBTI community.

Grantee Spotlight

An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | by Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

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.

Pages