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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

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 by Gabriela B. de Luca 15

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.

Activist’s Murder Adds to a History of Atrocities in Mexico’s Guerrero State

August 11, 2015 by Eric Witte

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, who led searches to find unmarked graves and identify the remains of those who have disappeared in Mexico's Guerrero state, was found shot to death.

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

July 27, 2015 by Mary Miller Flowers 6

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

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Senior Regional Advocacy Officer
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Latin America Program, Open Society Policy Center

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Those working inside Brazil’s so-called urban “cracklands” will take part in a discussion on drugs, health, human rights, and policy reform.