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U.S. Military Aid Fuels a Human Rights Crisis in Honduras
As a human rights crisis rages in Honduras, Witness for Peace answers the call.
FACT SHEET: U.S. Military Aid and the Drug War in Honduras
May 20th, 2011
In Honduras, U.S. counter-narcotic funding is linked to widespread human rights abuse more than to stopping crime.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Mexican Family Tragedy at the Epicenter of U.S. Aid and Military Abuse
May 5th, 2011
Josefina Reyes was assassinated with a gunshot to the head outside her barbeque stand last January. Her crime? Protesting the U.S.-backed war on drugs that has killed almost 35,000 Mexicans since 2006.
FACT SHEET: the Merida Initiative
March 31st, 2011
What's NOT working in the U.S. War on Drugs?
POLICY ANALYSIS: U.S. Reduction in Military Funding to Mexico Doesn’t Go Far Enough
October 4th, 2010
On the heels of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees and the massacre of 71 migrants in Tamaulipas, Witness for Peace’s Mexico-based International Team reports on the economic and military policies influencing immigrants.
WEBINAR: Increased U.S. Military Presence in Colombia
May 17th, 2010
Diego Benitez of Witness for Peace's Colombia-based International Team, walks us through the realities of the new U.S. military bases in Colombia.
PODCAST: Colombian Indigenous Activist on Plan Colombia
October 22nd, 2009
Rafael Coicue from the Association of Indigenous Councils speaks about Plan Colombia and the Colombia Free Trade Agreement during a Witness for Peace speaker tour.
POLICY ANALYSIS: U.S. Military Aid to Mexico
May 12th, 2009
Military aid to Mexico is exacerbating violence but doing little to curb drug trafficking.
DOCUMENTARY: War on Drugs, War on People
March 27th, 2009
Journey to the heart of coca country in Colombia, and hear first hand testimony of the impacts of chemical spraying in this exclusive video produced by the WFP Colombia team.
VIDEO: Merida Initiative 101
March 23rd, 2009
Watch WFP organizer Ben Beachy break down the Merida Initiative in the context of Mexico's escalating violence.
POLICY ANALYSIS: How the Merida Initiative Jeopardizes Human Rights
March 17th, 2009
The Merida Initiative is supposed to combat organized crime and drug trafficking in Mexico and Central America. But the Initiative's focus on a military aid has human rights advocates worried.
POLICY ANALYSIS: the Latest in the Failed U.S. Drug War in Colombia
September 29th, 2008
A joint report from Witness for Peace and Asociación Minga on Forced Manual Eradication: The Wrong Solution to the Failed U.S. Counter-Narcotics Policy in Colombia
FACT SHEET: Forced Eradication and Fumigation of Coca Crops
June 7th, 2008
U.S.-funded aerial fumigations and forced manual eradication have had disastrous effects and have been largely unsuccessful.