Category Archives: Human Rights Dossier

The Violation of Human Rights in the Modern Cuban Prison System

The Cuban government is one of the last four remaining socialist nations of the Cold War, and it is peculiarly stable despite rampant support for reform within the country and dissatisfaction with the majority Communist party that supports Raúl Castro.

The Violation of Human Rights in the Modern Cuban Prison System

The Cuban government is one of the last four remaining socialist nations of the Cold War, and it is peculiarly stable despite rampant support for reform within the country and dissatisfaction with the majority Communist party that supports Raúl Castro.

Tropic of Cancer: The United States’ Human Rights Violations in Vieques

During President Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, he wrote a letter to the then-Governor of Puerto Rico Anibal Acevedo Vilá, promising to use his resources to clean up the environment of Vieques and to monitor the health of Viequenses affected

Tropic of Cancer: The United States’ Human Rights Violations in Vieques

During President Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, he wrote a letter to the then-Governor of Puerto Rico Anibal Acevedo Vilá, promising to use his resources to clean up the environment of Vieques and to monitor the health of Viequenses affected

Labor Rights Following CAFTA-DR

Since the enactment of free trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA-DR, there have been numerous accounts of labor violations in addition to a heavy presence of child labor in the member states of Central and Latin America. The U.S

Labor Rights Following CAFTA-DR

Since the enactment of free trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA-DR, there have been numerous accounts of labor violations in addition to a heavy presence of child labor in the member states of Central and Latin America. The U.S

Venezuela’s Presidencies: A Legacy of Repressing Human Rights Defenders

1 Introduction In the wake of the Caracazo 2014 violent protests in Venezuela, which occurred from February through March, over 3,000 people were arrested and another 43 died.[1] With this tragedy, the international community began to recognize the dire political

Venezuela’s Presidencies: A Legacy of Repressing Human Rights Defenders

1 Introduction In the wake of the Caracazo 2014 violent protests in Venezuela, which occurred from February through March, over 3,000 people were arrested and another 43 died.[1] With this tragedy, the international community began to recognize the dire political

The Chained Pearl of Antilles: Repression of Human Rights in the Cuban State

A communist state does not allow for any political or social movements inside the country. This was the case in the Soviet Union, Communist China and to today Cuba. Starting with Fidel Castro, those who opposed the regime and asked

The Chained Pearl of Antilles: Repression of Human Rights in the Cuban State

A communist state does not allow for any political or social movements inside the country. This was the case in the Soviet Union, Communist China and to today Cuba. Starting with Fidel Castro, those who opposed the regime and asked

Indigenous Rights in Guatemala: The Foreign Mining Issue

Dana Park, Meseret Ghirmai, Austin Wells Guatemala is a Central American country that has a population of 10 million people, with Mayans making up 6 million of the population. It’s a country run by wealthy landowners and big businesses are

Indigenous Rights in Guatemala: The Foreign Mining Issue

Dana Park, Meseret Ghirmai, Austin Wells Guatemala is a Central American country that has a population of 10 million people, with Mayans making up 6 million of the population. It’s a country run by wealthy landowners and big businesses are

LGBT Rights in Latin America: Progress and Resistance

Samantha Aguilar, Cassandra Ginnis, Lukas Mcgregor In an effort to take the temperature of LGBTI rights in Latin America, we have undertaken a sociopolitical analysis of those areas in the region, which have been late in arriving to questions of

LGBT Rights in Latin America: Progress and Resistance

Samantha Aguilar, Cassandra Ginnis, Lukas Mcgregor In an effort to take the temperature of LGBTI rights in Latin America, we have undertaken a sociopolitical analysis of those areas in the region, which have been late in arriving to questions of

A Multi-country Analysis of Human Trafficking in Latin America

Megan Cliff Kimberly Guzman Erin Waugh Executive Summary As is any other industry, human trafficking is essentially based off of supply and demand.  In particular, however, the industry feeds off of the vulnerability of others.  Human trafficking is fueled by

A Multi-country Analysis of Human Trafficking in Latin America

Megan Cliff Kimberly Guzman Erin Waugh Executive Summary As is any other industry, human trafficking is essentially based off of supply and demand.  In particular, however, the industry feeds off of the vulnerability of others.  Human trafficking is fueled by

The Honduran Coup of 2009 and Its Impact On Human Rights

Honduras and its relationship to human rights is a product of the rest of the world’s progress. This country in Latin America has never held a space of predominant attention due to the western world’s domination of the international spheres.

The Honduran Coup of 2009 and Its Impact On Human Rights

Honduras and its relationship to human rights is a product of the rest of the world’s progress. This country in Latin America has never held a space of predominant attention due to the western world’s domination of the international spheres.

Political Dissidents in Cuba and American Democracy

Megan Gularte, Jack Mizes, Sara Meza Cuban leader Fidel Castro established the first communist dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere after leading a coup to overthrow Fulgencio Batista in 1959, after which the Cuban people eagerly looked towards their dreams of

Political Dissidents in Cuba and American Democracy

Megan Gularte, Jack Mizes, Sara Meza Cuban leader Fidel Castro established the first communist dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere after leading a coup to overthrow Fulgencio Batista in 1959, after which the Cuban people eagerly looked towards their dreams of

Holy Politics: Exploring Catholicism, Dictatorship and Women’s Rights in Chile

A Brief Introduction Chile, a country that prides itself on their democracy and vibrant economy has tried to move past the dark history that brings to mind stories of torture and violence. For almost two decade Chile suffered a period

Holy Politics: Exploring Catholicism, Dictatorship and Women’s Rights in Chile

A Brief Introduction Chile, a country that prides itself on their democracy and vibrant economy has tried to move past the dark history that brings to mind stories of torture and violence. For almost two decade Chile suffered a period

Examination of the Street Children of Mexico: A Look into Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Connect to the World and to Human Rights.F

Street children in UNICEF’s most recent definition is describes street children as  as “any girl or boy… for whom the street (in the widest sense of the word, including unoccupied dwellings, wasteland, etc.) has become his or her habitual abode

Examination of the Street Children of Mexico: A Look into Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Connect to the World and to Human Rights.F

Street children in UNICEF’s most recent definition is describes street children as  as “any girl or boy… for whom the street (in the widest sense of the word, including unoccupied dwellings, wasteland, etc.) has become his or her habitual abode

Maquiladoras, Misogyny, and Migration: Exploring Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

This dossier is examining the multiple components that contribute to the proliferation of femicide, as well as the actions being taken to curb it.

Maquiladoras, Misogyny, and Migration: Exploring Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

This dossier is examining the multiple components that contribute to the proliferation of femicide, as well as the actions being taken to curb it.

Human Rights Violations in Guantanamo Bay; By: Diana Salazar and Dominique Negrette

This Dossier talks about the human rights violations taking place in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and the United States justifications for their present there and the torture center itself.

Human Rights Violations in Guantanamo Bay; By: Diana Salazar and Dominique Negrette

This Dossier talks about the human rights violations taking place in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and the United States justifications for their present there and the torture center itself.

Impunity in Argentina

At the surface, the end of the Dirty War in Argentina brought democracy and peace to the country, but the transition was not as well defined as it appeared. In this newly democratic nation, authoritarian practices continue to prevail. Particularly,

Impunity in Argentina

At the surface, the end of the Dirty War in Argentina brought democracy and peace to the country, but the transition was not as well defined as it appeared. In this newly democratic nation, authoritarian practices continue to prevail. Particularly,

Venezuela: Democracy or Dictatorship?

    In South America in 1830, after the collapse of Gran Colombia,  three new countries were born: Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.  Being newly independent countries, they weren’t able to form an ideal government. In fact, many of these newly

Venezuela: Democracy or Dictatorship?

    In South America in 1830, after the collapse of Gran Colombia,  three new countries were born: Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.  Being newly independent countries, they weren’t able to form an ideal government. In fact, many of these newly

Sex Trafficking in Mexico: A Human Rights Violation and Humanitarian Crisis

Many immigrants from Mexico dream of moving to the United States where they will be able to obtain a job, earn a paycheck, and support their families. Due to the fact that working as an undocumented immigrant is not unheard

Sex Trafficking in Mexico: A Human Rights Violation and Humanitarian Crisis

Many immigrants from Mexico dream of moving to the United States where they will be able to obtain a job, earn a paycheck, and support their families. Due to the fact that working as an undocumented immigrant is not unheard

Children, Migration and Human Rights: The Case of the Mexican Border Children – Group 1 Human Rights Dossier

Human Rights Dossier Group 1: Sarah Johnston, Corey Cruise and Sara Phelps In the summer of 2014, 68,000 unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, primarily from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border fleeing violent and impoverished

Children, Migration and Human Rights: The Case of the Mexican Border Children – Group 1 Human Rights Dossier

Human Rights Dossier Group 1: Sarah Johnston, Corey Cruise and Sara Phelps In the summer of 2014, 68,000 unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, primarily from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border fleeing violent and impoverished

Final Assignment (Group): Human Rights Dossier (15 pages)

Prompt: Write a Human Rights Dossier on a contemporary issue in Latin America.            As we will see throughout the quarter, human rights issues are complex and multidimensional. Activists, students, and advocates to need to be

Final Assignment (Group): Human Rights Dossier (15 pages)

Prompt: Write a Human Rights Dossier on a contemporary issue in Latin America.            As we will see throughout the quarter, human rights issues are complex and multidimensional. Activists, students, and advocates to need to be