Category Archives: Human Rights Dossier

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.