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A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone
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What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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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.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean, Adriana García

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

Dominican Republic “Rage Quits” on Human Rights

November 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

After being found in breach of its treaty commitments, the Dominican Republic has decided to walk away from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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