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End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
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How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV

July 18, 2014 | by Sanjay Patil
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A People’s Court, Live and On the Air in Nigeria

June 10, 2014 | by Udo Jude Ilo
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Open Society Voices

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa, Shahrzad Noorbaloochi
A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.

Beware an Uncertain Dawn in the Dominican Republic

June 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy
A new law supposedly creates a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, after years of discrimination. But it has fundamental flaws.
Grantee Spotlight

An Online Bill of Rights in Brazil

May 29, 2014 | by Hannah Draper
A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.
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On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

May 16, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

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

In Latin America, Drug Policy Is a Human Rights Issue

March 25, 2014 | by Heloisa Griggs, Angelica Zamora
For the first time ever, a key human rights body in the Americas has begun studying the impact of drug policies on human rights.

Extreme Abuse in the Name of Drug “Treatment”

March 13, 2014 | by Roxanne Saucier
In private facilities across Latin America, drug users are often detained against their will and tortured under the guise of “treatment.”

Don't be Fooled by the Dominican Republic's Judicial Laundering of Racism

March 11, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy
The Dominican Republic is making a mockery of the rule of law, as it stands behind a constitutional ruling that makes hundreds of thousands of its people stateless.

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