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Contest and photographic exhibit “Article 25”

By |2019-01-13T19:53:54+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

In Latin America, is Article 25 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respected? Every day, a wide range of differing answers is provided in the media, in reports from official agencies, in papers and lectures by qualified analysts, in informal conversations among friends. FIHRM- LA is offering a chance for you to share yours. We [...]

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Considerations on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By |2018-11-26T12:06:38+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

In the "Report 2017/2018: the state of the world's human rights", Amnesty International refers to the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that will be celebrated next December 10: "As we enter 2018, the year in which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, it is abundantly clear that none of us [...]

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There are at least 57 Human Rights Museums in Latin America

By |2018-10-29T13:14:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

There are at least 57 Human Rights Museums in Latin America: 11 in Argentina, 4 in Bolivia, 5 in Brazil, 7 in Chile, 6 in Colombia, 6 in Mexico. In the other countries that make up the region (Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Dominican Republic) there are between 1 and 3. No information has been found [...]

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All museums are potential Human Rights Museums

By |2018-10-22T12:18:05+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

We believe that all museums, whatever their typology, are potential Human Rights Museums. And that is really so because all museums can, from their own perspectives, refer to the rights and duties that regulate the lives of their audiences. It is obvious that museums focus their activities on the topics that concern their typologies. Thus, art [...]

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The region, going the wrong way

By |2018-10-20T18:00:52+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

These are tough times for Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, the region has fluctuated between instability and mobilisation. Corruption, inequality, and authoritarian systems have led to widespread frustration, unmet demands and marked unrest in the civil society running across several countries in the region and, further, calling for a change of direction. Futurology [...]

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Corruption: the last promise of politics

By |2018-10-20T17:56:26+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Corruption is not new in Latin American history. Nevertheless, the great difference lies in that corruption is surfacing from democratic regimes and not hand by hand with dictatorships or kleptocracies. Certainly, this is an issue that can appeal to all citizens alike, connecting the individual to the public, a “direct access” between political practices and individual [...]

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Democracy in Latin America: better than it sounds

By |2018-10-20T17:53:59+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Latin America is living a time of democratic pessimism: the downfall of all resemblance of democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua, the ascent of a fascistoid candidate in Brazil, the endless carnage unleashed by organized crime in Mexico, the long list of prosecuted former Latin American presidents -either fugitives from justice or imprisoned for corruption charges. According [...]

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Disdain for life

By |2018-10-20T17:47:45+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Public health in Latin America is in ruins. The right to live with dignity has turned into a privilege for thousands of citizens who die due to diseases that could be cared for with basic medical care or proper hospital facilities. Another expression of the highest degree of social unfairness in the region that has become, [...]

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Latin America’s corrupt veins

By |2018-10-20T17:47:18+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Unfortunately, Latin America can offer a whole array of corruption cases, according to the stage of interest. Larva corruption, corruption generating international conflict, national conflicts begotten by corruption, opening a more or less deeper gap in society that can build up to civil confrontation, depending on the country under analysis. However, in all cases, as in [...]

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Corruption costs the world $2.6 trillon per year

By |2018-10-20T17:33:05+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Corruption is present in all countries, “rich and poor, North and South, developed and developing”, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. He suggested the international community work effectively against money laundering, tax evasion and the illicit financial flows that “have deprived countries of much-needed resources,” and that feed further corruption.The poor and vulnerable suffer disproportionately from [...]

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