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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.

Mexico’s Crisis of Impunity

June 27, 2016 | Jonathan Birchall

The latest episode of our Talking Justice podcast examines Mexico’s search for accountability for atrocities carried out not just by criminal gangs but by federal and state forces.

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.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 | Elisa Leilani 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.

The Experiment in International Justice That Brought Down a President

March 23, 2016 | Jonathan Birchall

In this month’s Talking Justice podcast, we look at how a little-known UN commission helped expose the corruption scandal that ousted the president of Guatemala.

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