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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.

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Open Society Voices

Brazil’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Get Corporate Money Out of City Politics

January 11, 2017 Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

In 2016, for the first time, all private-sector campaign financing for municipal elections came exclusively from individuals.

El Salvador’s Sky-High Murder Rate Is Creating a Humanitarian Crisis

November 22, 2016 Celia Medrano

Gang violence is pushing death rates to levels on par with war-torn Syria, and displacing tens of thousands of people in the process.

Nepali and Colombian Journalists Join Forces to Protect Their Peers

November 21, 2016 Ujir Magar

Colombia has made strides in protecting journalists from physical attacks. Now, a group of Nepali journalists is working to apply some of these methods in a different context.

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