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This year’s Human Rights Day theme strives to remind everyone that human rights should be respected every day

This year’s Human Rights Day theme strives to remind everyone that human rights should be respected every day

LatinaLista — Syria. Sudan. The Democratic Republic of Congo. Pakistan. New Delhi. These five countries have the dubious global distinction of having the worst records for human rights abuses. But if the protests in Ferguson, Berkeley and the developing outcry over the Senate’s newly released report on CIA torture tactics are any indication, the United

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Intrn’l Video: Rural Colombian town fights Canadian gold mining company for survival

LatinaLista — Indigenous and rural people throughout the Americas have long been under constant threat of attack against their way of life since the days of the Spanish conquistadores. What used to be outright murder and enslavement has evolved into displacing them or endangering their health when seizing their lands for drilling, mining or deforestation.

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Embroidery Collective Gives Voice to Mexico’s Victims of Gender-Based Killings

By Mayela Sanchez Global Press Institute A group of mostly women remember victims of gender-based killings by embroidering their stories on handkerchiefs and displaying them at local demonstrations and events. There were more than 34,000 feminicides in Mexico from 1985 to 2009. Performing a traditional craft that requires time and patience, the embroiderers say they

Violence against women: Progress in some parts of the world, violations continue elsewhere

LatinaLista — It was no coincidence that President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) the day before International Women’s Day, whose theme is violence against women. The expanded version of the Act is an important milestone in recognizing the rights of women, whomever they are, to be protected and guarded against domestic violence

New national Registry of Exonerations forces all to see an uncomfortable truth in the judicial system

LatinaLista — Since January 1989, 891 men and women have been exonerated from prison. What does that mean? It means that these men and women are the lucky ones. They were the ones who professed their innocence from the time they were taken into custody, endured years of imprisonment and separation from their families for

New website chronicles 1989 wrongful execution of TX Latino because of mistaken identity

LatinaLista — Critics of the death penalty have ample ammunition to prove their case when using Texas as an example. The state has become almost as widely known for its exonerations as its executions. One case that is drawing renewed interest is the execution of Carlos DeLuna from Corpus Christi, Texas. DeLuna was arrested in

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