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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

Why “Harm Reduction” Means Something Different in Mexico

April 29, 2016 by Amaya Ordorika

Though Mexico is firmly entrenched in the war on drugs, it’s not primarily a consumer nation. Young advocates there are calibrating their harm reduction efforts accordingly.

Colombia’s Peace Process Needs an Accountable Extractives Industry

April 14, 2016 by Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González 2

A lasting peace with FARC will require a well-functioning mining industry, which is based in the rural provinces where the guerrilla group operates.

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 by Elisa Leilani Slattery 1

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

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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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