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Migrant Detentions, and Rights Abuses, Increase in Mexico

A report shows that about 168,000 migrants were detained in Mexico from July 2014 to June 2015 – a 73 percent increase from the previous year that has brought with it rising crimes and abuses against ... Read More
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Assessing Increased Enforcement at Mexico’s Border

This report finds that Mexico’s Southern Border Program has resulted in a significant uptick in migrant apprehensions and changes in where and how migrants are traveling. Read More
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Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America and Peace Brigades International assesses Mexico’s Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Read More
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Chronicling the Experience of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

A video from the Washington Office on Latin America demonstrates the plight of Mexican children who migrate alone to the United States in an attempt to escape violence. Read More

2008 WOLA Report Shows Anti-Drug Fumigation in Colombia Failing

Intensive aerial herbicide spraying of coca crops in Colombia has backfired badly, contributing to the spread of coca cultivation and cocaine production to new areas of the country and threatening human health and the environment, according ... Read More

Conservation and Sustainable Development Projects in the Northern Andes Region

MacArthur has announced 14 grants totaling more than $3.6 million in support of conservation and sustainable development projects in the tropical Northern Andes region of Ecuador and Colombia. Read More