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

On Venezuela’s Border with Colombia, the Need for Papers Threatens an Indigenous Way of Life

March 27, 2017 Juliana Vengoechea

The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela's border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.

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.