Human Rights articles

New short film follows Postville deportees home and their continuing struggle to survive

LatinaLista — One of the Guatemalan immigrants, Willian Toj, who was apprehended and deported in May 2008 from Postville, Iowa wasn’t just working illegally in the United States at the meatpacking plant to send money back home — he was working to literally save the life of his mother. Toj’s story is but one of

Cincinnati discovers they’re not immune to human trafficking

LatinaLista — Human trafficking is known to be a worldwide phenomenon but the trouble, at least in this country, is making people aware that it is also a local phenomenon. Well, the people of Cincinnati, Ohio now know exactly — or as exactly as one can be — just how widespread it is in their

LL Original Report: Mexican resort town doesn’t let the issue of human rights abuses relax

By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Latinalista MANZANILLO, MEXICO: The city of Manzanillo, the main tourist destination of the Mexican state of Colima, houses a very unusual attraction. Something a visitor or a resident would never expect to see in a beach resort — The Museum of Perversity: A Historic Look at Human Rights. Manzanillo is one of

Former U.S. Marine creates citizen journalist site to uncover real story in Honduras

LatinaLista — The overthrow of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya Rosales has created more than just a tiny country defying the world in defending their actions but it has created a surprising spin-off benefit — the rise of citizen journalists. Citizen Journalist Hunter Smith Latina Lista first learned that U.S.-based news outlets were getting the wrong

Guest Voz: Honduran blogger sets record straight on real story in Honduras

LatinaLista — Earlier this week, Latina Lista published a post opining how the “coup” in Honduras didn’t have all the earmarks of traditional Latin American military takeovers. Honduran protesters march against the referendum. (Source: El Heraldo newspaper) Yet, many readers disagreed pointing to the fact that the military forced the President out of the palace