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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

The Human Cost of Puerto Rico’s Limbo

January 26, 2016 by Jennifer Wolff 8

Strapped with over $70 billion in debt, Puerto Rico is spending more on debt service than on education, health, or security. Services are being curtailed as public agencies scramble to cut costs.

In Mexico, Many Deaths in Custody but Few Investigations

January 14, 2016 by Adriana García

In Mexico, the problem of deaths in custody―and the failure to investigate them―is particularly acute.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch 13

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

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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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An international panel of researchers and growers from Colombia, Morocco, Peru, and the United States discuss the role of drug crop production in poverty and development.