Posts Tagged: human rights

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

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

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

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

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

Shipley, Tyler. “The New Canadian Imperialism and the Military Coup in Honduras.” Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 5 (2013): 44-61.

This article explores the human rights problems in Honduras, through the lens of Canadian imperialism. It covers the problems being faced in Honduras, from natural resource competition to violation of human rights, leading to the military coup and Canadian intervention,

Shipley, Tyler. “The New Canadian Imperialism and the Military Coup in Honduras.” Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 5 (2013): 44-61.

This article explores the human rights problems in Honduras, through the lens of Canadian imperialism. It covers the problems being faced in Honduras, from natural resource competition to violation of human rights, leading to the military coup and Canadian intervention,

Bejarano, Cynthia L. “Memory of Struggle in Ciudad Juárez: Mothers’ Resistance and Transborder Activism in the Case of the Campo Algodonero.” Aztlán. 38, no. 1 (2013): 189-204.

The Author, Cynthia Bejarano, recalls on the tragedy that was the Campo Algodonero case of 2001 where the bodies of eight girls were found and how this case played an important role in the justice for femicides and the feminicidal

Bejarano, Cynthia L. “Memory of Struggle in Ciudad Juárez: Mothers’ Resistance and Transborder Activism in the Case of the Campo Algodonero.” Aztlán. 38, no. 1 (2013): 189-204.

The Author, Cynthia Bejarano, recalls on the tragedy that was the Campo Algodonero case of 2001 where the bodies of eight girls were found and how this case played an important role in the justice for femicides and the feminicidal

Hathazy, Paul, and Markus-Michael Müller. “The crisis of detention and the politics of denial in Latin America.” International Review of the Red Cross 98, no. 903 (2016), 889-916. doi:10.1017/s1816383117000558.

The article evaluates the conduct of officials and the corruption involved violation human rights. The article uses many statistics in comparing the prison rates from ten years ago. The article is broken up into four clear sections and then subcategorized

Hathazy, Paul, and Markus-Michael Müller. “The crisis of detention and the politics of denial in Latin America.” International Review of the Red Cross 98, no. 903 (2016), 889-916. doi:10.1017/s1816383117000558.

The article evaluates the conduct of officials and the corruption involved violation human rights. The article uses many statistics in comparing the prison rates from ten years ago. The article is broken up into four clear sections and then subcategorized

Coutin, Susan Bibler, 2011. “Falling Outside: Excavating the History of Central American Asylum Seekers” Law & Social Inquiry. “The 1980s: Asylum Denied” on pages 574-577.

Throughout history asylum seekers, especially those from Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala, have struggled with gaining citizenship or aid from the United States. In this article, “Falling Outside: Excavating the History of Central American Asylum Seeker: The 1980s: Asylum Denied”

Coutin, Susan Bibler, 2011. “Falling Outside: Excavating the History of Central American Asylum Seekers” Law & Social Inquiry. “The 1980s: Asylum Denied” on pages 574-577.

Throughout history asylum seekers, especially those from Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala, have struggled with gaining citizenship or aid from the United States. In this article, “Falling Outside: Excavating the History of Central American Asylum Seeker: The 1980s: Asylum Denied”

Alanis, M., & Echegaray, J. N. (2011). Fighting for Women’s Lives in Argentina. Conscience, 32(3), 29-33. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1016790192?accountid=14505

Marta Alanis, President of Catholics for Choice wrote a thought-provoking article on women’s rights in Argentina. “Fighting for women’s lives in Argentina”, published in 2011 this article encapsulates in detail the reign of Catholic influences within the state government of

Alanis, M., & Echegaray, J. N. (2011). Fighting for Women’s Lives in Argentina. Conscience, 32(3), 29-33. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1016790192?accountid=14505

Marta Alanis, President of Catholics for Choice wrote a thought-provoking article on women’s rights in Argentina. “Fighting for women’s lives in Argentina”, published in 2011 this article encapsulates in detail the reign of Catholic influences within the state government of

Blanchette, Thaddeus Gregory, and Ana Paula Da Silva. “On Bullshit and the Trafficking of Women: Moral Entrepreneurs and the Invention of Trafficking of Persons in Brazil.” Dialectical Anthropology 36, no. 1/2 (2012): 107-25. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23339229.

This image reflects the child sexual trafficking that occurs in Brazil and that children should not be forced into this violation. The image is not directly from Brazil, however, it reflects the main point behind sex trafficking especially in terms of children.

Blanchette, Thaddeus Gregory, and Ana Paula Da Silva. “On Bullshit and the Trafficking of Women: Moral Entrepreneurs and the Invention of Trafficking of Persons in Brazil.” Dialectical Anthropology 36, no. 1/2 (2012): 107-25. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23339229.

This image reflects the child sexual trafficking that occurs in Brazil and that children should not be forced into this violation. The image is not directly from Brazil, however, it reflects the main point behind sex trafficking especially in terms of children.

Zúñiga-Fajuri, Alejandra. “Human Rights and the Right to Abortion in Latin America.” Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 19 (2014): 841-846.

Annotation: In this article, Alejandra Zúñiga-Fajuri argues that there is a disconnect between how we view pregnant women and human rights, especially in Latin America. That once women become pregnant, they lose their human rights and are forced to surrender

Zúñiga-Fajuri, Alejandra. “Human Rights and the Right to Abortion in Latin America.” Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 19 (2014): 841-846.

Annotation: In this article, Alejandra Zúñiga-Fajuri argues that there is a disconnect between how we view pregnant women and human rights, especially in Latin America. That once women become pregnant, they lose their human rights and are forced to surrender

Vivas, Leonardo. “Latin America: A Backlash in Human Rights?” Harvard International Review 36, no. 2 (2014): 17-21. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43649263.

This journal article, published in the Harvard International Review, written by Leonardo Vivas, a lecturer on Latin America in the Global Studies and International Relations Program at Northeastern University, discusses the progressions of democracy in Latin America, the challenges that

Vivas, Leonardo. “Latin America: A Backlash in Human Rights?” Harvard International Review 36, no. 2 (2014): 17-21. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43649263.

This journal article, published in the Harvard International Review, written by Leonardo Vivas, a lecturer on Latin America in the Global Studies and International Relations Program at Northeastern University, discusses the progressions of democracy in Latin America, the challenges that

Cornelius, W. A. “Death at the border: Efficacy and unintended consequences of US immigration control policy”. Population and development review, 27(4), (2001). 661-685.

Caption: Migrant Deaths Along US-Mexico Border Reach 200 in 2018.(Bob Price/Breitbart Texas) I came across this photo on google images, and it is originally from an article on migrant deaths along the US-Mexico border published by Breitbart News Network. I

Cornelius, W. A. “Death at the border: Efficacy and unintended consequences of US immigration control policy”. Population and development review, 27(4), (2001). 661-685.

Caption: Migrant Deaths Along US-Mexico Border Reach 200 in 2018.(Bob Price/Breitbart Texas) I came across this photo on google images, and it is originally from an article on migrant deaths along the US-Mexico border published by Breitbart News Network. I

Huneeus, A. (2011). Courts resisting courts: Lessons from the Inter-American Court’s Struggle to Enforce Human Rights. Cornell International Law Journal 44(3), 493-534.

In the article entitled, “Courts Resisting Courts: Lessons from the Inter-American Court’s Struggle to Enforce Human Rights” by Alexandra Huneeus explores the complex relationship between international and national human rights courts.  The struggle between the courts to be able to reach

Huneeus, A. (2011). Courts resisting courts: Lessons from the Inter-American Court’s Struggle to Enforce Human Rights. Cornell International Law Journal 44(3), 493-534.

In the article entitled, “Courts Resisting Courts: Lessons from the Inter-American Court’s Struggle to Enforce Human Rights” by Alexandra Huneeus explores the complex relationship between international and national human rights courts.  The struggle between the courts to be able to reach

Tetreault, Darcy. “Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 48-66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24574867.

The author, Darcy Tetreault, explains how modernity and neoliberal reform/policy in Mexico have led to environmental injustice for several indigenous groups and communities. Global demand for metals, petroleum, and agricultural products, paired with global consumerism of the wealthy and middle class,

Tetreault, Darcy. “Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 48-66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24574867.

The author, Darcy Tetreault, explains how modernity and neoliberal reform/policy in Mexico have led to environmental injustice for several indigenous groups and communities. Global demand for metals, petroleum, and agricultural products, paired with global consumerism of the wealthy and middle class,

U.S. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Violence against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief, by Seelke, Clare Ribando. R45199. 17 May 2018, accessed: 22 January 2019.

Over the past two decades, Mexico has seen consistent increases in the frequency and intensity of violence targeting journalists (periodistas). The author establishes that targeted violence against the community has increased, with relative impunity. Relative impunity has been made possible

U.S. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Violence against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief, by Seelke, Clare Ribando. R45199. 17 May 2018, accessed: 22 January 2019.

Over the past two decades, Mexico has seen consistent increases in the frequency and intensity of violence targeting journalists (periodistas). The author establishes that targeted violence against the community has increased, with relative impunity. Relative impunity has been made possible

Kruszewski, Anthony. Payan, Tony. Staudt, Kathleen. Human Rights: Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2009 Alberto Martin Alvarez, Ana Fernández Zubieta

In Alvarez and Zubieta’s chapter, “Central American Immigrants at the Northeastern Mexico Border,” the authors look to gain knowledge about the numbers of Central American migrants and their experiences in terms of abuse and maltreatment. This chapter is a field

Kruszewski, Anthony. Payan, Tony. Staudt, Kathleen. Human Rights: Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2009 Alberto Martin Alvarez, Ana Fernández Zubieta

In Alvarez and Zubieta’s chapter, “Central American Immigrants at the Northeastern Mexico Border,” the authors look to gain knowledge about the numbers of Central American migrants and their experiences in terms of abuse and maltreatment. This chapter is a field

Rodolfo Gómez Ponce De León, Deborah L. Billings, and Karina Barrionuevo. “Woman-Centered Post-Abortion Care in Public Hospitals in Tucumán, Argentina: Assessing Quality of Care and Its Link to Human Rights.” Health and Human Rights 9, no. 1 (2006): 174-201. doi:10.2307/4065395.

In this study, the author discusses the epidemic of unsafe abortions continuing to rake through Argentina due to the lack of rights women possess over their own bodies. The main focus of the article deals with the issue of post-abortion

Rodolfo Gómez Ponce De León, Deborah L. Billings, and Karina Barrionuevo. “Woman-Centered Post-Abortion Care in Public Hospitals in Tucumán, Argentina: Assessing Quality of Care and Its Link to Human Rights.” Health and Human Rights 9, no. 1 (2006): 174-201. doi:10.2307/4065395.

In this study, the author discusses the epidemic of unsafe abortions continuing to rake through Argentina due to the lack of rights women possess over their own bodies. The main focus of the article deals with the issue of post-abortion

López, Alejandra Saravia, and Adam Rua Quiroga. “An Assesment of the Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Trade and FDI in Bolivia.” In China and Sustainable Development in Latin America: The Social and Environmental Dimension, (2017): 147-82.

Bolivia has a deep history of international trading partnerships for the extraction of natural resources such as tin, zinc, and the mining of other materials. With the more recent incoming partnership of Chinese trade and foreign direct investment in Bolivia,

López, Alejandra Saravia, and Adam Rua Quiroga. “An Assesment of the Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Trade and FDI in Bolivia.” In China and Sustainable Development in Latin America: The Social and Environmental Dimension, (2017): 147-82.

Bolivia has a deep history of international trading partnerships for the extraction of natural resources such as tin, zinc, and the mining of other materials. With the more recent incoming partnership of Chinese trade and foreign direct investment in Bolivia,

Bean, Anderson M. “Venezuela, Human Rights and Participatory Democracy.” Critical Sociology 42:6 (2016): 827-843.

The author in this article uses the history of human rights in Venezuela through grassroots organizing and participatory democracy over the past few decades to analyze how human rights should move forward in the Global South. One of Bean’s main

Bean, Anderson M. “Venezuela, Human Rights and Participatory Democracy.” Critical Sociology 42:6 (2016): 827-843.

The author in this article uses the history of human rights in Venezuela through grassroots organizing and participatory democracy over the past few decades to analyze how human rights should move forward in the Global South. One of Bean’s main

Magendzo, Abraham K., and Pavez, Jorge B. “A Perspective of Controversy in Human Rights Education: A Curricular Proposition.” Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education 47, no. 1-2 (2017): 17-2), P.17-29.

Within teaching human rights there are multiple outlets to learn from, the most obvious is school. When it comes to educating in the classroom generally teachers use a straightforward method of teaching the topic at hand. The author proposes instead

Magendzo, Abraham K., and Pavez, Jorge B. “A Perspective of Controversy in Human Rights Education: A Curricular Proposition.” Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education 47, no. 1-2 (2017): 17-2), P.17-29.

Within teaching human rights there are multiple outlets to learn from, the most obvious is school. When it comes to educating in the classroom generally teachers use a straightforward method of teaching the topic at hand. The author proposes instead