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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

July 19, 2016 | Daysi Flores

In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.

Following the Money through Chilean Politics

June 23, 2016 | Pablo Collada

A series of investigations and indictments have shed light on a campaign finance system that consistently operates outside the law.

Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico

June 7, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico faces a deep national crisis of atrocity and impunity: extraordinary action is needed to address these crimes, and to strengthen the criminal justice system.

An End to Peru’s Presidential Race Must Mark the Start of Electoral Reform

June 3, 2016 | Ronnie Farfan

The country’s presidential election has been marred by loopholes, vague rules, and conflicting legal interpretations. Civil society is pushing for reforms.

Why “Harm Reduction” Means Something Different in Mexico

April 29, 2016 | 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 | Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González

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 | Elisa Slattery

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

Forensic Evidence Represents a Turning Point for Justice in Guatemala

March 25, 2016 | Louise Olivier

The investigation of one of Latin America’s largest mass graves is proving the critical role of forensic evidence in seeking justice for war crimes.

After Decades of Conflict, Colombia Could Finally Be on the Precipice of Peace

March 23, 2016 | María Victoria Llorente

Colombia is nearing a historic peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla group FARC, but will face many obstacles in implementing the deal.

Paraguayans Embrace Their Right to Information

March 17, 2016 | Ezequiel Santagada

Paraguay’s new access to information law, enacted with the support of civil society organizations, has been used to uncover corruption across various government agencies.

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