Human Rights

Security that kills

Escrito por  |  28 / August / 2018

Claudia is not the first migrant murdered by the Border Patrol, nor will she be the last. The Border Patrol kills people with impunity in the name of “border security”.

Nicaragua–From Revolution to Repression

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2018

The bloodshed in Nicaragua today is the brutal repression unleashed by autocratic power in response to a popular uprising. The international community has a responsibility to denounce it.

With low participation, candidate close to the dictatorship becomes president of Paraguay

Escrito por  |  31 / July / 2018

The election of the conservative candidate, Mario Abdo Benítez, as President of Paraguay opens a period of possible conflicts and uncertainties.

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?