This was the year of “politicized backlash” against LGBT rights and tolerance. And yet, the region continued to make enormous strides in the rights and visibility of the LGBT+ community.
The Mexican government has pushed the political participation of indigenous women. Has it gone too far?
Will there really be a need to build the wall on the Mexican border?
When President Peña Nieto was inaugurated, 61% of Mexicans had a favorable opinion of him. Things have changed now.
If you were left scratching you head in disbelief this week at Trump’s surprise visit to Mexico and asking yourself “what the hell was Peña Nieto thinking?!?!” you are not alone.
Despite totaling more than 45 million people in Latin America, indigenous people’s and their leaders are woefully underrepresented in national legislatures. How has this affected attitudes of indigenous toward their political systems and their governments?
Populism, a resilient phenomenon in Latin America, has enabled and relied on the inclusion of politically alienated masses to legitimize the weakening of institutions. How is court empowerment and independence possible in the face of such a powerful anti-institutional force? This research argues that the answer may be found in the same mechanisms that enable populism: popularity and legitimacy.
México necesita respetar, al interior de sus fronteras, las instituciones de derechos humanos que afirma defender en el extranjero
Mexico is a strong, vocal advocate for human rights in international forums. But not so much when it comes to accepting international oversight and action to protect Mexicans’ rights and lives.
This week, Latin Pulse delves into a new report on atrocities in Mexico that have some calling for action by the ICC. The program also discusses moves toward justice in Guatemala for the indigenous Maya, including analysis of the genocide case against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt.