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Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015by Marina Ilminska
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Ukraine Investigates Health Care Abuses as Torture

September 1, 2015by Naomi Burke-Shyne

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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Searching for Answers, and Leadership, in Guerrero

September 2, 2015 | by Eric Witte

Why has there been so little criminal accountability for past killings, disappearances, and torture in the Mexican state of Guerrero?

A Human Rights Treaty Finally Recognizes the Right to Palliative Care

August 24, 2015 | by Gabriela B. de Luca

Latin American signatories to a groundbreaking resolution vow to provide pain medication, psychological services, and other support to dying patients.

Activist’s Murder Adds to a History of Atrocities in Mexico’s Guerrero State

August 11, 2015 | by Eric Witte

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, who led searches to find unmarked graves and identify the remains of those who have disappeared in Mexico's Guerrero state, was found shot to death.

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Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

July 27, 2015 | by Mary Miller Flowers

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015 | by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas

The lack of government accountability is a major factor in Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. A homegrown alliance of civil society groups is stepping in to change this.

Bolivia’s Smarter Approach to Controlling Coca Production

July 7, 2015 | by Diego Garcia-Devis

By shifting from forced eradication to community-based enforcement, Bolivia is regulating the production of coca leaves while respecting farmers’ rights.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Seven Easy Steps to Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic

June 16, 2015 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

In its treatment of its citizens of Haitian descent, the Dominican Republic has presented a virtual recipe for any other country aspiring to an ethnic cleansing exercise done according to proper legal procedure.

How a Band from L.A. Ended Up Playing Cuba’s Gay Rights Festival

June 12, 2015 | by Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez

Using music to help bring about positive change, the band Quetzal found a receptive audience among Havana’s LGBTI community.

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An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | by Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

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