impunity

March 2, 2017
Moira Birss

A year after the assassination of renowned activist Berta Cáceres, Gustavo Castro reflects on the impunity that continues in the investigation of her murder.

October 11, 2016
Gustavo Setrini

Do recent mass protests by Paraguayan students represent the beginning of a political awakening? 

November 19, 2015
Nidia Bautista

The mothers of Mexico’s disappeared have become some of the most important voices denouncing the Mexican state’s role in perpetuating femicide and other forms of violence in the country.

October 29, 2015

The new film Our Brand is Crisis doesn’t tell us how a president who authorized the massacre of indigenous Bolivians has lived with impunity in the U.S. for 12 years.

January 5, 2015
Pamela Yates

Skylight Pictures’ ‘Dictator in the Dock’ throws open the trial doors to the world.

April 10, 2014
Violence in Mexico is the result of a climate of impunity in which violent crime goes largely unpunished.
November 29, 2013
By 2008, one in ten Mexicans, some 11.4 million people, resided in the United States. However, the global financial crisis, combined with the increased militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and the numerous costs and perils associated with emigrating to the United States from Mexico and Central America, have dissuaded increasing numbers from taking the risk. 
September 13, 2012
Almost a year after resigning as Bolivia’s Defense Minister, Cecilia Chacón has broken her silence to question President Evo Morales’ appointment of ex-Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti as ambassador to the UN—an act which, she says, signifies impunity for those responsible for the police repression of lowland indigenous marchers last September 25 at Chaparina.
May 1, 2012
In Mexico, it is not only Mexican institutions that play the impunity game. While it has become commonplace to argue that the most important U.S. export is “the rule of law,” U.S. institutions have played an important role in reinforcing a transnational culture of impunity. And Mexicans have been paying attention.
December 20, 2011
Criminality and corrupt authoritarian politics have a tendency to blend, especially when large sums of money are available to grant impunity to certain citizens. Over the past three weeks, for example, Mexicans have witnessed a number of deliberate attacks—whose obvious foretelling was conspicuously ignored by state authorities—on political activists.

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