The role of electoral observation in the defense of the 2018 vote

Escrito por  |  17 / July / 2018

A free and fair vote was at risk at a critical time for the country. In this context, the network of Scholars and Citizens for Democracy in Mexico was created.Hundreds of people from all over the world answered the call to defend the vote and join the non-partisan observation.

“Political Rights are Human Rights” An interview with Father Miguel Concha

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.

In Mexico, the desire for a real democracy in power

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

The broad victory of the leader of the coalition “Together We’ll Make History ” is historical in many ways but the hardest part is just beginning now for the leader from the state of Tabasco.

The People Won, But Can They Take Power?

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?

Machismo and Sex Crimes: The Other Face of Violence in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

On April 23, Miriam González, a 21-year-old Salvadoran, decided to break the cycle of violence in which she was suffering. However, when she tried to bring charges to a justice of the peace in El Salvador, she received no support and two hours later, when she returned home, her partner slit her throat.

Mexicans Want Change, But Will the System Let Them?

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2018

Mexico will soon have a new president. As millions of Mexicans prepare for what they hope will be a new era, a large part of the ruling class—on both sides of the border—is nervously trying to figure out a way to avoid or co-opt the results of the popular vote.

Cuba-U.S. Relations in the Trump Era An Interview with Santiago Espinosa

Escrito por  |  20 / June / 2018

“Doors were starting to open, some that had been closed for more than 60 years. Until Donald Trump arrived.¨ How are the Cuba-US. Relations after governments changes?