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Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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Latin America’s Crackdown on Drugs Defies Its Progressive Rhetoric

November 12, 2015 | by Catalina Pérez Correa, Coletta A. Youngers

The region’s leaders are vocal proponents of smarter drug policy, but a look at their recent incarceration rates suggests they’re not practicing what they preach.

Shining a Light on the Selection of Mexico’s Supreme Court Judges

November 10, 2015 | by Adriana García

Mexico’s top court wields considerable influence, yet the process of selecting and approving its judges remains opaque.

All Too Familiar with the War on Drugs, Latin America Offers Advice to Africa

October 27, 2015 | by Daniela Westphal Huber

At the center of the world’s illicit drug trade, Latin America is well positioned to teach other regions of the Global South what it’s learned about smarter drug policy.

Four Scenarios for Latin American Democracy in 15 Years

October 8, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

A polarized region with ample potential, Latin America will be transformed in the coming years. A group of stakeholders envisioned what its possible futures might look like.

Reaching the Moveable Middle on Abortion in Latin America

September 28, 2015 | by Mónica Roa

Bit by bit, Latin American countries are legalizing access to abortion. But all to often, women find it next to impossible to exercise those rights.

Mexican Courts Can Help End the Use of Torture. So Why Don’t They?

September 8, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna, Adriana García

Recently, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued several forceful rulings on how courts should deal with torture allegations. But whether the courts will act on the rulings remains an open question.

Can Better Data Help Solve Latin America’s Homicide Problem?

September 4, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

The region of the world with the highest murder rates isn’t tracking those crimes effectively. Doing so could help turn the tide.

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.