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Mexico’s Defense Ministry Ordered to Share Detention Information

In its unanimous decision, Mexico's Federal Institute for Access to Information ordered that data be classified by nationality, sex, and age of the detainees, as well as the specific date on which such detentions occurred. Read More

Indigenous Leader in Mexico Freed

Tlachinollan, winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, helped secure the release of Maximino García Catarino, an indigenous leader unjustly incarcerated for over six weeks in Guerrero state. Read More
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Understanding Migration

MacArthur's Mexico office, in partnership with the Ford Foundation's Mexico office, is supporting an exposition on migration at Mexico City's Museum of Memory and Tolerance.  "El mes del migrante" is a series of ... Read More
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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Red TDT), 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More

Mexican Court Requires Civilian Trials for Human Rights Violations by Military

Influenced by MacArthur grantees like the Comision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that members of the military accused of human rights violations be tried in civilian courts. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Receive 2011 Emmy Nominations

ProPublica, Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS FRONTLINE, and POV — all MacArthur grantees — received a combined 30 Emmy nominations in 2011. Read More

ASILEGAL Helps Man Go Free After 12 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero in 1999 for murder, Pedro Gatica became a victim of excessive and unwarranted delays in Mexico's criminal proceedings. Read More

Law Student Clinic in Mexico Aims High

This news story by Ken Ellingwood profiles a legal aid clinic that frequently takes cases that yield legal precedents or lead to new laws in an effort to modernize Mexico's legal system. Read More

MacArthur-Supported Documentary Draws Attention and Reform in Mexico

A Mexican appeals court overturned a judge's order to halt screenings of the MacArthur-supported documentary film "Presumed Guilty," which identifies problems in the nation's justice system. Read More