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Death in Miskitia Land and the Search for Justice

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Death in Miskitia Land and the Search for Justice

The recent publication of non-governmental human rights investigations of the May 11, 2012 botched Honduran--DEA anti-narcotics operation in the Miskitia draws attention to the plight of the families of those killed, the wounded who require continued medical care, and the Ahuas community which has been subjected to increased policing and surveillance. This essay looks at how this event has been reported and argues that despite the current paucity of journalistic coverage the people of Miskitia and the international human rights community are voicing legitimate demands for accountability and justice.

This analysis was prepared by Frederick B. Mills, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

Same-Sex Marriage: Opening Doors to a More Inclusive Social Dialogue

Although often overshadowed by efforts to secure civil or political rights, movements for social equality deserve equal attention. It is often forgotten that Argentina, for example, was the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage, and has since made broad strides in further securing rights for the LGBTQ community. Recent moves by U.S. President Barack Obama have again shed light on the ongoing struggle of the LGBTQ community to achieve social equality throughout the hemisphere, and Latin America appears poised to be in the vanguard of this struggle.

This analysis was prepared by Emma Begag, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.


COHA in the Public Arena (May 28 - June 8, 2012).

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