Posts Tagged: Mexico

“Drug Wars Collateral Damage: US Counternarcotic Aid and Human Rights in the Americas by: Horace A. Bartilow Source: Volume 49, Number 2, 2014 pp. 24-46”

The article talks about the United State’s contradictions and the effects in relation to its stands in the War against Drugs. While the United States promises to respect and defend Human Rights around the World, the effects of the aid

“Drug Wars Collateral Damage: US Counternarcotic Aid and Human Rights in the Americas by: Horace A. Bartilow Source: Volume 49, Number 2, 2014 pp. 24-46”

The article talks about the United State’s contradictions and the effects in relation to its stands in the War against Drugs. While the United States promises to respect and defend Human Rights around the World, the effects of the aid

Munoz, Alejandro. “Transnational and Domestic Processes in the Definition of Human Rights Policies in Mexico.” Human Rights Quarterly 31:1 (2009): 35-58.

The author delves into the recent implementation of human rights policies in Mexico. Following years of egregious human rights abuses plaguing the country throughout the 20th century, starting in the 1990 Mexico began a gradual process of human rights reform.

Munoz, Alejandro. “Transnational and Domestic Processes in the Definition of Human Rights Policies in Mexico.” Human Rights Quarterly 31:1 (2009): 35-58.

The author delves into the recent implementation of human rights policies in Mexico. Following years of egregious human rights abuses plaguing the country throughout the 20th century, starting in the 1990 Mexico began a gradual process of human rights reform.

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda. “‘¡Las Queremos Vivas!’: La Política Y Cultura De Los Derechos Humanos.” Debate Feminista 39 (2009): 209-43. Accessed April 16, 2015. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i40097598.

In recent years, Ciudad Juárez has been one of the focal points in Mexico’s drug war because of the Juárez cartel. However, Ciudad Juárez has also been one of the cities affected by femicide in Mexico. Through her piece, Fregoso

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda. “‘¡Las Queremos Vivas!’: La Política Y Cultura De Los Derechos Humanos.” Debate Feminista 39 (2009): 209-43. Accessed April 16, 2015. http://www.jstor.org/stable/i40097598.

In recent years, Ciudad Juárez has been one of the focal points in Mexico’s drug war because of the Juárez cartel. However, Ciudad Juárez has also been one of the cities affected by femicide in Mexico. Through her piece, Fregoso

Muñoz, Alejandro Anaya. “Transnational and Domestic Processes in the Definition of Human Rights Policies in Mexico.” Human Rights Quarterly 31, no. 1 (2009): 35-58.

Muñoz’s article raises an important question as to whether human rights in Mexico have only been implemented for bureaucracies’ sake or for the good of its own people. Mexico initially was not interested in matters of human rights but would

Muñoz, Alejandro Anaya. “Transnational and Domestic Processes in the Definition of Human Rights Policies in Mexico.” Human Rights Quarterly 31, no. 1 (2009): 35-58.

Muñoz’s article raises an important question as to whether human rights in Mexico have only been implemented for bureaucracies’ sake or for the good of its own people. Mexico initially was not interested in matters of human rights but would

Wright, Melissa . “Necropolitics, Narcopolitics, and Femicide: Gendered Violence on the Mexico-U.S. Border.”Signs, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 707-731

In the article the author argues that in order to understand femicide and drug-related murders one must  understand gender violence and how its used to ensure the security of a state, specifically Ciudad Juarez. The argument of the article replies

Wright, Melissa . “Necropolitics, Narcopolitics, and Femicide: Gendered Violence on the Mexico-U.S. Border.”Signs, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 707-731

In the article the author argues that in order to understand femicide and drug-related murders one must  understand gender violence and how its used to ensure the security of a state, specifically Ciudad Juarez. The argument of the article replies

Stephen, Lynn. “Testimony and Human Rights Violation in Oaxaca.” Latin American Perspectives 38, 6(2011): 52-68. Accessed April 15, 2015.

In the article, “Testimony and Human Rights Violations in Oaxaca,” the author, Stephen tries to highlight the importance of testimonies. She argues that testimonies are an important instrument for recording human rights violations and attaining political and legal credibility. Testimonies

Stephen, Lynn. “Testimony and Human Rights Violation in Oaxaca.” Latin American Perspectives 38, 6(2011): 52-68. Accessed April 15, 2015.

In the article, “Testimony and Human Rights Violations in Oaxaca,” the author, Stephen tries to highlight the importance of testimonies. She argues that testimonies are an important instrument for recording human rights violations and attaining political and legal credibility. Testimonies

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda, and Cynthia Bejarano. Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas. New York. Duke University Press, 2010.

Annotation: Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas, chronicles a diverse range of personal accounts of feminicide, otherwise known as hate crimes specifically targeted at women, in Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico and Argentina. These accounts vary from scholarly articles and

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda, and Cynthia Bejarano. Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas. New York. Duke University Press, 2010.

Annotation: Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas, chronicles a diverse range of personal accounts of feminicide, otherwise known as hate crimes specifically targeted at women, in Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico and Argentina. These accounts vary from scholarly articles and

Risley, Amy. “Sex Trafficking: The “Other” Crisis in Mexico?.” Latin Americanist 54, no. 1 (March 2010): 99-117. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed April 11, 2015).

Amy Risley’s article “Sex Trafficking: The ‘Other’ Crisis in Mexico?” gives a comprehensive overview of the definitions, causes, and statistics that are associated with sex trafficking within Mexico. Risley begins her article by summarizing the supply and demand dynamics that

Risley, Amy. “Sex Trafficking: The “Other” Crisis in Mexico?.” Latin Americanist 54, no. 1 (March 2010): 99-117. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed April 11, 2015).

Amy Risley’s article “Sex Trafficking: The ‘Other’ Crisis in Mexico?” gives a comprehensive overview of the definitions, causes, and statistics that are associated with sex trafficking within Mexico. Risley begins her article by summarizing the supply and demand dynamics that

Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America”

Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America,” International Organization, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 411-441, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2706982 Annotation   This article by Kathryn Sikkink is an

Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America”

Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America Kathryn Sikkink, “Human Rights, Principled Issue-Networks, and Sovereignty in Latin America,” International Organization, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 411-441, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2706982 Annotation   This article by Kathryn Sikkink is an

Krovel, Roy. “Solidarity and Intercultural Communication in Chiapas, Mexico”

Citation: Krovel, Roy. “Solidarity and Intercultural Communication in Chiapas, Mexico.” Intercultural Communication Studies 18, no. 1 (2009): 21-32. Annotation: This article attempts to discuss the development in the understanding and implementation of human rights in Mexico by indigenous groups, specifically

Krovel, Roy. “Solidarity and Intercultural Communication in Chiapas, Mexico”

Citation: Krovel, Roy. “Solidarity and Intercultural Communication in Chiapas, Mexico.” Intercultural Communication Studies 18, no. 1 (2009): 21-32. Annotation: This article attempts to discuss the development in the understanding and implementation of human rights in Mexico by indigenous groups, specifically

Central American children in a group looking scared at night next to an immigration officer with a flashlight.

Donato, Katherine M., and Blake Sisk. “Children’s Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 3.1 (2015): 58-79. Center for Migration Studies of New York. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

In response to the dramatic increase in unaccompanied, unauthorized child migrants from Central America in the summer of 2014, this article examines motivations and trends in child migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua from 1987-2011.

Central American children in a group looking scared at night next to an immigration officer with a flashlight.

Donato, Katherine M., and Blake Sisk. “Children’s Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 3.1 (2015): 58-79. Center for Migration Studies of New York. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

In response to the dramatic increase in unaccompanied, unauthorized child migrants from Central America in the summer of 2014, this article examines motivations and trends in child migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua from 1987-2011.

Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and Democracy in Latin America.” Comparative Politics 31:1 (1998): 23-42.

SAMPLE ANNOTATION: From the Annotated Bibliography: “Indigenous Rights in Latin America: The Gap between Doctrine and Reality” By Dan Ruge, M.A. student at Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous

Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and Democracy in Latin America.” Comparative Politics 31:1 (1998): 23-42.

SAMPLE ANNOTATION: From the Annotated Bibliography: “Indigenous Rights in Latin America: The Gap between Doctrine and Reality” By Dan Ruge, M.A. student at Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Yashar, Deborah J. “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous