Nicaragua Government Crackdown

HMR 161 Group 19: Quetzally Cuahuey, Svetlana Prado, Juan Vaca The photographs were obtained from the Atlantic publication. To access the references Click Here. Nicaragua’s history has been plagued with war and political violence. The primary contributions of the violence

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Nicaragua Government Crackdown

HMR 161 Group 19: Quetzally Cuahuey, Svetlana Prado, Juan Vaca The photographs were obtained from the Atlantic publication. To access the references Click Here. Nicaragua’s history has been plagued with war and political violence. The primary contributions of the violence

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Chavismo, Control & The Deterioration of Human Rights In Venezuela

“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.”
― Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Dossier by:
Colin Heurlin
Georgia Sherman
Johnathan Skinner
Susanna Sanchez

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Chavismo, Control & The Deterioration of Human Rights In Venezuela

“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.”
― Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Dossier by:
Colin Heurlin
Georgia Sherman
Johnathan Skinner
Susanna Sanchez

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Simmons, David. “Structural Violence as Social Practice: Haitian Agricultural Workers, Anti-Haitianism, and Health in the Dominican Republic.” Human Organization 69, no. 1 (2010): 10-18.

Over the past decade,  The Dominican Republic has continued to fail to uphold its international human rights obligations as Dominican high courts ruled to retroactively and arbitrarily deprive massive amounts of people of their Dominican nationality and citizenship. In the

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Simmons, David. “Structural Violence as Social Practice: Haitian Agricultural Workers, Anti-Haitianism, and Health in the Dominican Republic.” Human Organization 69, no. 1 (2010): 10-18.

Over the past decade,  The Dominican Republic has continued to fail to uphold its international human rights obligations as Dominican high courts ruled to retroactively and arbitrarily deprive massive amounts of people of their Dominican nationality and citizenship. In the

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Waldmüller, Johannes M. “”Living Well Rather Than Living Better”: Measuring Biocentric Human-Nature Rights and Human-Nature Development in Ecuador.” The International Journal of Social Quality 5, no. 2 (2015): 7-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/44174147.

Waldmüller, Johannes M. “”Living Well Rather Than Living Better”: Measuring Biocentric Human-Nature Rights and Human-Nature Development in Ecuador.” The International Journal of Social Quality 5, no. 2 (2015): 7-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/44174147. In his article Living Well Rather Than Living Better: Measuring

Waldmüller, Johannes M. “”Living Well Rather Than Living Better”: Measuring Biocentric Human-Nature Rights and Human-Nature Development in Ecuador.” The International Journal of Social Quality 5, no. 2 (2015): 7-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/44174147.

Waldmüller, Johannes M. “”Living Well Rather Than Living Better”: Measuring Biocentric Human-Nature Rights and Human-Nature Development in Ecuador.” The International Journal of Social Quality 5, no. 2 (2015): 7-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/44174147. In his article Living Well Rather Than Living Better: Measuring

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

Mexico’s War on Journalism

By Eliana Carter, Vijay Mittal, and Preston Moore Looking up from the phone screen on the walk home, it becomes apparent that you have a tail. Seeing a hand move inside of the trench coat, the outline of a weapon

Mexico’s War on Journalism

By Eliana Carter, Vijay Mittal, and Preston Moore Looking up from the phone screen on the walk home, it becomes apparent that you have a tail. Seeing a hand move inside of the trench coat, the outline of a weapon

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

Venezuelans are leaving their country in high numbers, they are fleeing their country’s economic, humanitarian and governmental crisis. Thereby experiencing one of the worst refugee crisis.

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

Venezuelans are leaving their country in high numbers, they are fleeing their country’s economic, humanitarian and governmental crisis. Thereby experiencing one of the worst refugee crisis.

U.S.-Mexico Border: Overlooked Injustices Against Humanity

By: Selena Hood, Aileen Flores, Odette Moran The focus of this dossier will be the violation of human rights along the heavily militarized US-Mexico border, specifically the victimization of Mexican and Central American persons seeking refuge in the United States.

U.S.-Mexico Border: Overlooked Injustices Against Humanity

By: Selena Hood, Aileen Flores, Odette Moran The focus of this dossier will be the violation of human rights along the heavily militarized US-Mexico border, specifically the victimization of Mexican and Central American persons seeking refuge in the United States.

Historical Dispossession and Community Agency: Contemporary Indigenous Rights in Mexico

By: Diana Cuevas, Rebecca Fraley-Gonzalez, Ryan Chima, Bertha Cazarez In the field of human rights, it is often the case for victims of human rights violations to carry the burden of knowing their rights and defending themselves. This has been

Historical Dispossession and Community Agency: Contemporary Indigenous Rights in Mexico

By: Diana Cuevas, Rebecca Fraley-Gonzalez, Ryan Chima, Bertha Cazarez In the field of human rights, it is often the case for victims of human rights violations to carry the burden of knowing their rights and defending themselves. This has been

Guatemalan State Violence: How Political Instability Breeds Human Rights Violations

Dossier By: Emily Moncada, Nayda Peace, Rob Dellinger, and Jocelyn Vera In Guatemala, a country with a majority indigenous population, it is imperative to remember the past as a precondition for analyzing current political issues (Jonas 2000: 14).  Guatemala’s history

Guatemalan State Violence: How Political Instability Breeds Human Rights Violations

Dossier By: Emily Moncada, Nayda Peace, Rob Dellinger, and Jocelyn Vera In Guatemala, a country with a majority indigenous population, it is imperative to remember the past as a precondition for analyzing current political issues (Jonas 2000: 14).  Guatemala’s history

Indigenous Land Disputes in Brazil

The vast South American country of Brazil is home to roughly nine hundred thousand indigenous people, and their land is spread out through Brazil, making up about thirteen percent of the overall land. Brazil’s fast growing economy and commitment to

Indigenous Land Disputes in Brazil

The vast South American country of Brazil is home to roughly nine hundred thousand indigenous people, and their land is spread out through Brazil, making up about thirteen percent of the overall land. Brazil’s fast growing economy and commitment to

Stolen Innocence: Generational Violence against Children of El Salvador

Human Rights Dossier Group 15: Julia Nguyen, Cindy Lemus and Samantha Linarez   An audio clip of Alisson Madrid, a 6-year old girl from El Salvador, along with other children being held in Border Patrol facilities separate from their parents.

Stolen Innocence: Generational Violence against Children of El Salvador

Human Rights Dossier Group 15: Julia Nguyen, Cindy Lemus and Samantha Linarez   An audio clip of Alisson Madrid, a 6-year old girl from El Salvador, along with other children being held in Border Patrol facilities separate from their parents.

Femicide In The Country of Mexico

By: Adamaris Gallo, Andrea Cabezas, and Eric Garnica Femicide is defined as: “the extreme and ultimate manifestation of existing forms of violence against women in patriarchal societies. Crimes of this kind reinforce the idea that women are sexual objects and

Femicide In The Country of Mexico

By: Adamaris Gallo, Andrea Cabezas, and Eric Garnica Femicide is defined as: “the extreme and ultimate manifestation of existing forms of violence against women in patriarchal societies. Crimes of this kind reinforce the idea that women are sexual objects and

El Salvador: From Civil War to Migrant Caravans, A Look at Human Rights Violations

By Elsy Mora, Sabrina Faucette, Cristian Maldonado, Rory Crowly and Dave Ivan Cruz “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” -Nelson Mandela In October of 2018, a caravan of 200 Salvadorans started the journey north

El Salvador: From Civil War to Migrant Caravans, A Look at Human Rights Violations

By Elsy Mora, Sabrina Faucette, Cristian Maldonado, Rory Crowly and Dave Ivan Cruz “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” -Nelson Mandela In October of 2018, a caravan of 200 Salvadorans started the journey north

The Constant Escalation of Drug Related Violence in Mexico

By Daniel Farinha and Edgar Alvarez-Rosa On December 11th of 2006 the Mexican president Felipe Calderon announced that he would begin a war against drugs by aiming to disband the world’s most powerful and dangerous cartels. Just three years after

The Constant Escalation of Drug Related Violence in Mexico

By Daniel Farinha and Edgar Alvarez-Rosa On December 11th of 2006 the Mexican president Felipe Calderon announced that he would begin a war against drugs by aiming to disband the world’s most powerful and dangerous cartels. Just three years after

Guatemala and Honduras: Who Defends the Land Defenders?

Dossier by Group 2: Francisco Ferreyra, Lucero Morales, Laura Roser, Christian Scott On March 2, 2016, several heavily armed men broke into Berta Cáceres’ home in Honduras and fired multiple rounds, killing her instantly. These hitmen had connections to the

Guatemala and Honduras: Who Defends the Land Defenders?

Dossier by Group 2: Francisco Ferreyra, Lucero Morales, Laura Roser, Christian Scott On March 2, 2016, several heavily armed men broke into Berta Cáceres’ home in Honduras and fired multiple rounds, killing her instantly. These hitmen had connections to the

The Suppression of Freedom of Speech, Press, and Media: The Case of Mexican Journalists in the 21st Century

By Angel Cardoza, Mysee Xiong, Krista Keplinger, Shaylene Fischmann …“we must not be silent, we must continue to write. Silence is an act of death and complicity.” — Jesús Javier Valdez Cárdenas Over time, freedom of press and speech in

The Suppression of Freedom of Speech, Press, and Media: The Case of Mexican Journalists in the 21st Century

By Angel Cardoza, Mysee Xiong, Krista Keplinger, Shaylene Fischmann …“we must not be silent, we must continue to write. Silence is an act of death and complicity.” — Jesús Javier Valdez Cárdenas Over time, freedom of press and speech in

The Effects of Oil Drilling on the Human Rights of the Ecuadorian Peoples — Group 17 Human Rights Dossier

Over the course of the last few decades, oil companies have been releasing billions of gallons of toxic pollutants and petroleum into the Amazon forest (the Oriente), posing a threat to both the environment and the health and welfare of

The Effects of Oil Drilling on the Human Rights of the Ecuadorian Peoples — Group 17 Human Rights Dossier

Over the course of the last few decades, oil companies have been releasing billions of gallons of toxic pollutants and petroleum into the Amazon forest (the Oriente), posing a threat to both the environment and the health and welfare of

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

The New Regime of President Bolsonaro: Escalating LGBT Aimed Violence in Brazil

By Hannah Ross, Lina Mantanona, and Brooke Richards Brazil is one of the most progressive country in Latin America in terms of institutionalized LGBT rights, yet it is the most dangerous country in the world for the LGBT community. The

The New Regime of President Bolsonaro: Escalating LGBT Aimed Violence in Brazil

By Hannah Ross, Lina Mantanona, and Brooke Richards Brazil is one of the most progressive country in Latin America in terms of institutionalized LGBT rights, yet it is the most dangerous country in the world for the LGBT community. The

A Country Split in Half: Abortion as a Human Rights Issue in Argentina

by Lauren Junco, Jasmin Sanchez, Jennifer Mendoza, and Daniella Reyes Eleven years old and pregnant in Tucumán Argentina, that is the latest headline that appeared in the New York Times. After weeks of what the young girl thought was stomach

A Country Split in Half: Abortion as a Human Rights Issue in Argentina

by Lauren Junco, Jasmin Sanchez, Jennifer Mendoza, and Daniella Reyes Eleven years old and pregnant in Tucumán Argentina, that is the latest headline that appeared in the New York Times. After weeks of what the young girl thought was stomach

Cardenas, Sonia. Human Rights in Latin America : A Politics of Terror and Hope. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011: 1-17.

“Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope” by Sonia Cardenas, provides a look into the evolution of human rights in Latin America. She illustrates the initiatives that took place throughout Latin America’s counterculture movement which proceeded

Cardenas, Sonia. Human Rights in Latin America : A Politics of Terror and Hope. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011: 1-17.

“Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope” by Sonia Cardenas, provides a look into the evolution of human rights in Latin America. She illustrates the initiatives that took place throughout Latin America’s counterculture movement which proceeded