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The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas.

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    Thanks to UVA's student-run podcast for a wide-ranging interview about 's southern border with .

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    Today the Mexican Senate is voting on a law that would permanently allow the military to police the streets. The Mexican military’s lethality is among the highest in the hemisphere. This is a frightening law that will result in human rights violations

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    Tanto el Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos como la expresan graves preocupaciones sobre la Ley de Seguridad Interior

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    Undocumented migration to US: after post-inauguration decline, some recovery, then apparent leveling off in September.

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    12/7 in Washington, DC: shares her lessons learned from almost 20 years of working to advance human rights in Latin America:

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    . weighs in on the Honduran elections and how the situation could impact US assistance

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    A law proposing to further militarize public security in would set a fundamentally negative precedent in Latin America and threaten the civilian justice system's ability to protect human rights:

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    23 hours ago

    New numbers are out: * The 303,916 migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in FY 17 were the fewest since _1971_. * And unlike 1971, 39% of them (117,057) were children and families. Source: Source:

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    El Estado mexicano debe enforcarse en profesionalizar la policía y garantizar una en vez de militarizar la seguridad pública:

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    23 hours ago

    Nosotros en WOLA siempre criticamos esta ley, parecía bien en concepto pero los detalles y su implementación era problemática en términos de derechos de los desplazados

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    Aprobar la y validar la participación militar en la seguridad pública tendrá consecuencias graves para los derechos humanos y el acceso a la justicia para víctimas de abusos:

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    Dec 4

    Opiniones que México ignoraría si aprueba : 1. Familiares de personas desaparecidas 2. y 3. 4. 5. Víctimas de abusos militares 6. Expertos nacionales e internacionales en seguridad, ddhh, policía

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    Dec 5

    Mexico’s security strategy has focused largely on using force through the deployment of soldiers into Mexican streets. Efforts to strengthen civilian institutions have taken a back seat to this militarized approach

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    Dec 4
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    In spite of the growing importance of migration in global politics, the U.S. has pulled out of the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which aims to protect the rights of refugees and migrants:

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    Dec 4

    Incredible. After 14 months' delay, the State Dept chose last week—amid a stalled recount and suspected election fraud—to certify human rights record "improving," green-lighting aid.

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    Dec 4

    World Politics Review has a must-read interview with on the PDVSA purge and its implications for

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    Dec 4

    Which military/police units get U.S. assistance? Which are reportedly confronting protesters calling for a fair recount? Here's a running list.

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    La participación perpetua de soldados en la seguridad pública no sólo conlleva el riesgo de "más violaciones a los derechos humanos, sino también un debilitamiento de las Fuerzas Armadas", dice en :

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