Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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Community-based paralegals are helping people of Haitian descent secure the legal identity documents that affirm their citizenship.
The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela’s border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.
A video series explores the complicated story behind Salvia divinorum—one of the most revered, and widely misunderstood, psychotropic plants.
In a city where one-third of its population are renters, advocates are using a transparency law to curb shady real estate practices.
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.
A ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has given an important boost to those who want a proper accounting for abuses that included forced disappearances.
Decriminalization has brought an array of benefits to the United States, but not always to Mexico.
Of the 185 environmental activists killed worldwide in 2015, 122 were in Latin America.
DefeZap collects and catalogs user-submitted videos of state violence, then makes sure the authorities take action.
In 2016, for the first time, all private-sector campaign financing for municipal elections came exclusively from individuals.