Human Rights articles

Guest Voz: ABA President creates commission examining legal issues of interest to Latinos

LatinaLista — The lack of diversity is still an issue when it comes to certain professions. One of those professions is the legal profession. It was a deficiency that didn’t go unnoticed by the American Bar Association’s current president and first Latino to hold that position, Stephen Zack. Mr. Zack noticed how underrepresented Latinos were

New report highlights continued mistreatment of migrant farm labor

LatinaLista — As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gets ready to step up their efforts targeting employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, according to a plan that was recently leaked to the Texas Tribune and titled “Strategic Priorities for Fiscal Years 2010-2014,” there is still one area that employers are acting with impunity when it

Investigation into death of 15-year-old Mexican reveals border security doesn’t just mean more bodies on the border

LatinaLista — The fallout from last week’s shooting of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in El Paso just keeps falling. Now, there’s news that the FBI has opened a civil rights probe into the case. A civil rights probe investigates allegations of abuse by any U.S. law enforcement officer.

Why is President Calderon ignoring the police rapes of women in Atenco, Mexico?

LatinaLista — News today that a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old Mexican boy, whose body was found on the Mexican side of the border, is drawing natural outrage from Mexican government officials who are demanding a quick investigation into the circumstances of the boy’s death. This death comes on the heels