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April 21, 2016
The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?
Brazil’s latest political turmoil doesn’t bode well for the 2016 Games in Rio.
April 21, 2016
North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Not the Way to Keep Women Safe
The threats to women’s safety are posed by men, not trans women. So why should trans women suffer for those sins?
April 15, 2016
Time for a US Apology to El Salvador
Obama recently expressed regret for US support of Argentina’s “dirty war.” It’s time Washington did the same regarding our active backing of right-wing butchery in El Salvador.
April 5, 2016
How Hillary Clinton Militarized US Policy in Honduras
She used a State Department office closely involved with counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq to aid the coup regime in Honduras.
March 25, 2016
These Refugees Are Being Returned to the Violent Circumstances They Left Behind
For some asylum seekers, their “well-founded” fear of persecution is proven only after they’re repatriated.
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March 23, 2016
How Obama’s ‘Declassified Diplomacy’ Could Aid the Cause of Justice in Argentina
The publication of secret US documents should not only reveal evidence regarding the dictatorship’s unresolved crimes but expose further details about US complicity.
March 16, 2016
Is Religious Freedom a Bad Idea?
Scholars have taken to attacking religious rights, but their target is secularism as a whole.
March 10, 2016
Before Her Murder, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism
The presidential candidate has ignored criticism of her role in enabling the consolidation of the Honduran coup.
March 8, 2016
Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on the United Nations?
You might be surprised.
March 3, 2016
The Clinton-Backed Honduran Regime Is Picking Off Indigenous Leaders
The names of Berta Cáceres’s murderers are yet unknown. But we know who killed her.