The Berta Cáceres Case in Context: The Campaign Against Human Rights Defenders, Journalists, Indigenous Communities, and Activists in Honduras

The Berta Cáceres Case in Context: The Campaign Against Human Rights Defenders, Journalists, Indigenous Communities, and Activists in Honduras

The assassination of Berta Cáceres has, for good reason, become an emblematic case in the conversation around human rights abuses in Honduras, and the horrifying brutality faced there by indigenous communities, human rights activists, environmentalists, journalists,...
Connecting Dots Across Borders: Here and There, Resistance Everywhere

Connecting Dots Across Borders: Here and There, Resistance Everywhere

By Anita Kline, WFP delegate to Colombia in December 2016 “Tell me about your trip to Colombia!” The leaders of our Witness for Peace delegation had prepared me for this moment. I understood that uncovering connections across international borders is a critical aspect...

The Mérida Initiative: Beneath the Surface

The Mérida Initiative, also referred to as Plan Mexico, is described by the U.S. Department of State as “an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” The reality of the Mérida Initiative, however, is something entirely different.