Call for global ...

Recently, the Secular Policy Institute (SPI), a think-tank and advocacy organization, readied another in a slew of recent Advocacy Campaigns in support of the freedom of speech and thought throughout the world. The current region in jeopardy? The National Congress...
Posted On 24 Sep 2015

Juarez femicides: ...

By Kent Paterson Part 2   Editor’s Note: The following is a two part series of a photo essay focusing on a quiet cultural revolution that is visually transforming Ciudad Juarez, preserving the memories and demands of justice for...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015

Puerto Rico’s ...

By Deirdre Fulton   Denouncing new austerity plans and proposed “fiscal adjustments” that they say will adversely impact Puerto Rico’s poor and needy people, the island’s faith leaders earlier this week called for debt relief and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Combating child ...

By Liamarie Quinde   Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—which make up Central America’s Northern Triangle region—are three of the most dangerous countries in the world. San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for example, has been the world’s deadliest...
Posted On 27 Aug 2015

Charges for murder ...

By Sarah Lazare   More than four decades after the Chilean military tortured and killed beloved folk singer, playwright, and social activist Victor Jara during the coup of General Augusto Pinochet, former officers allegedly involved in the murder are finally...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

On a path towards a ...

By Katherine Vargas   This week marks a new beginning in our nation’s relationship with Cuba, furthering a path that will engage and empower the Cuban people. While we may be separated by 90 miles of water, we are brought …
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Confusion, ...

By Jheison Romain The government of the Dominican Republic has recently been at the center of international criticism regarding the treatment of Haitian immigrants and their children. The government has launched a domestic and international publicity campaign to counter...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

“El Bronco” upsets ...

Nuevo Leon opened up a new channel for democratization in México by breaking the bipartisan lock on the state in an election that many describe as historic. This is the first time an independent candidate has won a governorship, only …
Posted On 25 Jun 2015

Archbishop Romero’s ...

I join people in El Salvador and around the world in welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. I was deeply moved when I had a chance to pay my respects to Monsignor Romero at his tomb on my visit …
Posted On 28 May 2015

Standing for the ...

I am proud to be with you at this first-ever official gathering of civil society leaders at the Summit of the Americas. And I’m pleased to have Cuba represented with us at this summit for the very first time. We’re …
Posted On 16 Apr 2015