Human Rights

Anniversary of indigenous water protector Bertha Caceres’ murder: Memory of martyrs inspires ongoing demands for environmental justice

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2017

Caceres’ memory must be invoked along with that of dozens of other martyrs for the defense of the sanctity of all living beings, as the cross-boundary struggle builds to reinstate indigenous primacy in the protection of land tenure rights, biological diversity, habitat, food and water security, and the balance of nature.

Tijuana’s Haitian refugee crisis

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2017

The Banker and the Bass Player: Scapegoats of the Drug War?

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2017

Imagine being informed by a Facebook news site that your loved one has been arrested as a gangster. That’s what  Continue Reading »

The Women of The FARC after The Plebiscite and their Integration into Civilian Life

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Marta and her boyfriend decided not to have children, because they thought that a child would end up suffering from  Continue Reading »

Fighting for Indigenous Rights, from the UN to Yaqui Territory and Standing Rock

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2016

The basic principle at the core of demands of indigenous peoples at Standing Rock and at Loma de Bacum has been supported internationally by two former UN Special Rapporteurs for Indigenous Rights, and recently endorsed by the current Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli Corpus. That principle states that governments must ensure that companies consult with indigenous peoples prior to launching megaprojects and was first set out in the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Crossing the Line

Escrito por  |  11 / November / 2016

The group of migrants has decided to walk across the city’s characteristic bridge to call for “fewer walls, more bridges.” Among them are mothers and children who had not seen each other in more than 20 years, and grandparents who had never met their grandchildren who grew up in this huge city far away from the villages their parents were born in.

How is gender-based violence in Latin America measured?

Escrito por  |  10 / November / 2016

If my life does not matter, produce without me.” With that slogan was born, from Argentina, the call for the first national woman’s strike. The idea quickly spread to several Latin American countries, and women from Honduras, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, among others joined the call to mobilize.