The Latin American Refugee Crisis and the Cartagena Declaration

Four years ago,  immigration became front and center in American politics, specifically with then-candidate Trump’s portrayal of Mexican immigrants coming into the United States. Of course, not every American view Latin Americans as rapists or criminals, but the term “illegal immigrant” and those seeking asylum once they live in the United States tell what it…

Who Defends the Defenders?

The already precarious security situation for Colombian human rights activists is being exacerbated by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown measures.

To Die Like Cockroaches

A Brief Examination of Killings by Law Enforcement in Brazil  The Brazilian general election of 2018 was a drastic turning point for the country. After leading in the polls for months, Jair Bolsonaro was elected to the presidency. A far-right politician, Bolsonaro started his career in the military during the 1970s and moved up to…