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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016Yael Stein
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Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016Chris Stone

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Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016 | Chris Stone

Amid natural disaster and threats of violence, our foundation in Haiti continues working to create the zones of freedom on which open society depends.

Urban and Rural Guatemalans Find Common Ground in Fighting Corruption

October 5, 2016 | Alvaro Montenegro

Activists are connecting discontent in urban centers with the ancestral resistance of indigenous communities.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

September 26, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

Breaking Down the Silos between Latin America’s Homicide Reduction Programs

September 22, 2016 | Ignacio Cano

A new initiative aims to map antihomicide efforts across the violence-plagued region.

Brazil, Homicide Capital of the World, Tackles Violence against Children

August 18, 2016 | Robert Muggah

An app that records how young people experience violence could help make their world more secure.

Time for Transparency in the Machinery of Global Rights

August 9, 2016 | Christian De Vos

A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.

Brazil’s Security Plans for the Olympics Raise Eyebrows

August 5, 2016 | Natalia Viana

From tanks at the beach to jammed mobile phones, the militarization of Rio de Janeiro is pushing the boundaries of acceptable precautions.

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.