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Grantmaking in Mexico is focused on maternal health and criminal justice reform.

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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Our Grantmaking in Mexico

The Foundation began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1992. Today, MacArthur, supports work related to maternal health and criminal justice reform in the country. Support is provided to improve maternal and reproductive health by strengthening and supporting professional midwifery. Under its criminal justice reform efforts, the Foundation is making grants to safeguard the values of autonomy, impartiality, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness in the creation of the new National Prosecutor’s Office.

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Disappearance of Mexican Students to be Reinvestigated

The reinvestigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 college students will be under the supervision of a truth commission, to be led by the nation’s top human rights body and parents of the victims.
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Promoting Anti-Corruption Reforms in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America examines how corruption threatens the integrity of Mexico’s electoral processes, the role of corruption officials in facilitating and perpetrating violence and human rights abuses, and the ...
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Judge Rules Mexico’s Interior Security Law Violates Constitution

A District Judge in Mexico City ruled Mexico’s Internal Security Law, which supports military intervention in public security tasks during times of peace, is unconstitutional.
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Establishing an Independent National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico

A report by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Due Process of Law Foundation asserts that the creation of a new, independent National Prosecutor’s Office will play a critical role in strengthening Mexico ...
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A Guide for Litigating Torture Cases in Mexico

The Manual for the Defense of Victims of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment provides lawyers with a practical guide for presenting torture cases in court.
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Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights for Rape Victims

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of two women seeking abortions following sexual violence, due in part to legal efforts by Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE).
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Platform Visualizes Forced Disappearances in Mexico

An interactive cartographic online platform helps to recreate and visualize the September 2014 attacks in Mexico that led to the disappearance of 43 students.