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The Vigilante Militia Presence in Mexico: Self-Defense or Self-Interest?

The Vigilante Militia Presence in Mexico: Self-Defense or Self-Interest?

On Tuesday, Mexican authorities announced the arrest of 46 criminals posing as vigilantes in the town of Huetamo in the southwestern state of Guerrero.  This marks yet another victory for law enforcement officials in Mexico, whom have now detained a total of 110 gang members masquerading as members of local vigilante “self-defense” groups over the...
Modernising the World’s Oldest Profession in Argentina

Modernising the World’s Oldest Profession in Argentina

Two weeks ago, Argentina’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Julio Alak pledged the passage of a law that would prosecute individuals for the consumption of prostitution during the 2014 legislative year.  The minister’s statement brings to a head the contentious debate over the legality of prostitution in the Latin American nation that ignited with...

The U.S. and Cuba: Building a Rainbow Alliance?

Two weeks ago at the 10th Annual Gala Prix Arc-en-Ciel in Montreal, Canada, Cuban human rights activist, Mariela Castro received the International Grand Prix Award to honor her work with LGBTQ communities in Cuba.  The ceremony marks the continued rise in the Cuban activist’s global profile as the new face of the gay rights movement...

The Evolution of Peronismo

October 27th marks a potential watershed moment in Latin American politics as Argentine voters head back to the polls for midterm elections for Argentina’s national legislative body, the National Congress (Congreso de la Nación).  At stake are 127 seats in the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) and 24 seats in the...