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

Putting Rio de Janeiro’s Maré on the Map

November 16, 2017 Sarah Evans

For decades, Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, was impossible to find on a map. But thanks in part to a local development association, its residents aren’t invisible anymore—and are ready to defend their human rights.

Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue

November 2, 2017 Virginia Rodríguez, Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.

“Gender Ideology” Is a Fiction That Could Do Real Harm

August 29, 2017 Michelle Gallo

Political forces opposed to the rights of women and LGBTI people have a new rhetorical weapon. But even if “gender ideology” is a made-up concept, it could still be used to undo many recent and hard-won gains.