Drug War

The Ayotzinapa Agenda

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2016
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The role of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights has not ended with the exit of the GIEI. However, it now falls to Mexican society to assume the responsibility for continuing its work. The work isn’t so much technical, as political and social—it’s the work of mobilization, building solidarity and exerting constant pressure.

The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Demands End to Drug War in New York City

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2016
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Our day of speaking truth to UNGASS began in Foley Square, New York City, just steps away from the federal prison. VOCAL NY, Latino Justice, Make the Road Brooklyn, LEAP, Moms United, Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Stop the Harm, Drug Policy Alliance and others.

The Lethal Arms of the U.S. Drug War in Honduras

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2016
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On December 28, 2015 in the early morning, the Honduran Navy shot and killed two Afro-Indigenous Garifuna men, Jostin Lino Palacios, age 24 and Elvis Garcia, age 19 in Barra de Iriona in the department of Colon, on the northeast coast of Honduras.

Pope’s Border Visit Leaves Victims’ Groups Divided on its Impact

Escrito por  |  19 / February / 2016
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By the end of the pope’s visit, activists wondered whether their organizing efforts and messages to the pope were enough to inspire long-lasting justice on the border.

The Extraordinary Disappeared

Escrito por  |  11 / February / 2016
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What is extraordinary is not the crime. The crime of disappearance is part of the structural violence that has become daily life in Mexico. What is extraordinary is the families’ fight for their missing loved ones. These men and women are an example of courage and good citizenship for the whole country.

US Gives Millions to “Export” Justice to Mexico, but in Border State It’s Breaking Bad

Escrito por  |  14 / January / 2016
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Most U.S. aid to Mexico supports governance, justice and “rule of law” reforms aimed at curbing corruption and remolding the notoriously dysfunctional Mexican justice system. But corruption pervades the U.S. justice system and the state of New Mexico is a good example.

Stop the Raids and Focus Instead on U.S. Policy towards Central America

Escrito por  |  11 / January / 2016
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We, the undersigned organizations working in the fields of human rights, Latin American solidarity, immigrant rights, women’s rights and fair foreign policy, call for humanitarian protection for Central American migrants through administratively-granted relief and for an immediate halt to the raids.