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The Future Under Funes

The significance of Mauricio Funes’ election as president of El Salvador on March 15, 2009 cannot be overstated. His victory is not just a break—it is the break—with a history of exclusive rule by conquerors and oligarchs. As a result, the stakes are high for Funes and his party, the FMLN. Funes ran on a … Continue reading The Future Under Funes

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Communication from EPAF on Developments in Bagua, Peru

COMMUNICATION TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION   The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team regrets the unnecessary violence and loss of life in Bagua over the weekend and expresses its concern that the tenuous calm in the region does not once again devolve into confrontation and bloodshed. Out of an interest in maintaining the peace and … Continue reading Communication from EPAF on Developments in Bagua, Peru

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Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

Amnesty International sent out the following urgent action today about death threats against the staff of the Asociacion para el Estudio y Promocion de la Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM) and the Unidad de Proteccion de Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA). DJPC encourages you to send a letter to Guatemalan authorities requesting the protection of those … Continue reading Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala

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Mexico before the Inter-American Court for the Femicides of Cd. Juárez

   Since 1994 the brutal murders of hundreds of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez and the city of Chihuahua in northern Mexico have been met with impunity.  Despite loud and persistent outcry from family members and human rights advocates across Mexico and around the world, authorities have consistently failed to adequately investigate, prosecute and … Continue reading Mexico before the Inter-American Court for the Femicides of Cd. Juárez

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