human rights

June 23, 2023
Jennifer Adair

Debbie Sharnak’s book traces the shifting meanings of human rights in Uruguay’s descent into authoritarianism and continued struggle for justice and accountability.

June 8, 2023
Emily Taylor

Guatemala’s June 25 elections are troubled by anti-democratic backsliding and dominated by traditional elites, raising questions about their legitimacy.

May 14, 2023
Kevin Ramírez

El gobierno Salvadoreño recientemente se desligó del programa de inmersión lingüística Cuna Nahuat, continuando así la larga historia de supresión y invisibilización de los pueblos originarios de El Salvador.

May 5, 2023
Humberto J. Rocha

Santiago Mitre’s feature film about holding the perpetrators of dictatorship accountable in Argentina humanizes a pivotal moment in Latin American—and world—history.

May 2, 2023
Luis Barrios

President Guillermo Lasso’s Commission for Penitentiary Dialogue and Pacification was a failure. Now, a new Prison Observatory seeks to generate broad-based solutions to Ecuador’s prison crisis.

April 7, 2023
Brunella Tipismana

With Peru's mainstream media concentrated in a few hands, citizens turn to the internet to challenge hegemonic narratives. The results are not always utopian.

March 31, 2023
Raúl Zibechi / Desinformémonos

The Latin American Left has largely distanced itself from Nicaragua’s Ortega. Still, understanding the shift from revolution to authoritarianism remains complex.

February 22, 2023
Daniela Rebello

Among the historic ministry's first challenges are a large-scale gold mining crackdown and an investigation of genocide against the Yanomami people.

December 20, 2022
Jennie Rose Nelson

A preliminary injunction represents one of the most significant achievements for the rights of unaccompanied children in immigration detention in the last 25 years.

April 11, 2022
Claire Branigan

Decades after the return to democracy, the children of dictatorship-era human rights abusers have ignited a new movement for truth, memory, and justice throughout Latin America and beyond.


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