Human Rights articles

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

Revelation of guard’s sexual assault against immigrant detainee shows nothing much has changed under DHS Sec. Napolitano

LatinaLista — With the nation’s attention turned towards one aspect of the immigration problem — state legislation like AZ SB 1070 — it’s easy to be distracted from some of the other issues that are impacting undocumented immigrants as a result of our immigration procedures. One of those is the treatment of female immigrants awaiting

El Paso photographer creates visual campaign to combat hate

LatinaLista — How do you get young people to care about the national debate on immigration? You take their picture and let them post it on Facebook! That was the thought behind El Paso photographer David Quintanilla’s idea when he was approached by an El Paso advocacy organization called Boycott Arizona to figure out a

Women convene in Puerto Vallarta to discuss international gender justice issues

LatinaLista — Even the volcanic ash that is wreaking havoc across half the globe can’t shut down an international dialogue that is increasingly important in today’s world — gender justice. Originally scheduled to start today, the International Gender Justice Dialogue begins Tuesday, April 20 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The conference will bring together gender experts,

Dump Day campaign raises money to feed people who live at Honduras dump

LatinaLista — It wasn’t that long ago that Honduras dominated world headlines due to the country’s political turmoil, and remains in the spotlight because of the increase in violence and murders of journalists. Yet there is another story in Honduras that, unfortunately, has never attracted the kind of global outcry as has the country’s internal