Latin America & The Caribbean

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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

Envisioning a New Approach to a Sacred Mexican Plant

March 13, 2017 Nicholas Spiers, Litay Ortega

A video series explores the complicated story behind Salvia divinorum—one of the most revered, and widely misunderstood, psychotropic plants.

In Buenos Aires, Right to Information Helps Renters Get a Foot in the Door

March 8, 2017 Sebastián Pilo

In a city where one-third of its population are renters, advocates are using a transparency law to curb shady real estate practices.

How Mexican Human Rights Lawyers Found a New Route to Accountability

February 21, 2017 Adriana García , Mercedes Melon

Mexican federal prosecutors must apologize to three indigenous women who were maliciously prosecuted and jailed—in a case that charts a new route to accountability.