U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violations in Puerto Rico
U.S. Accused of Human Rights Violation in Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 09/26/2013 - 11:23

Puerto Rico has brought on a human rights violation case against the United States.

According to The Huffington Post, the National Lawyers Guild along with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have filed a petition against the U.S. government in a case involving the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

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Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela Leaves Human Rights Group
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/12/2013 - 10:50

Venezuela decided to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights a year ago.

According to Fox News Latino, the government's decision to pull out from the Organization of American States went into effect on Tuesday and has left many United Nations' leaders concerned.

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WATCH: Latinos Fight Back in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 04/15/2011 - 16:00

Over the last year, the situation in Arizona has become dire for many Latinos living in the South Western state. From SB 1070 to the brutal vigilante murder of little Brisenia Flores and her father, there have been so many injustices perpetrated against the Hispanic community.

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Norteño Group Named Immigrants’ Rights Ambassadors
By Amaris Castillo | 03/16/2011 - 12:00

The popular norteño music band El Gigante de America has been named Immigrants’ Rights Ambassadors by Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH). 

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Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 12:30

Mexican womens rights activist Susana Chavez tirelessly fought to bring attention to the decade's long murder of women occurring in Ciudad Juarez.

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Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael Garcia Bernal Partners with Amnesty International for Film Series on Immigration
By Mariela Rosario | 11/09/2010 - 16:14

Gael García Bernal has partnered up with Amnesty International to produce and direct a series of four documentary films chronicling the plight of the immigrant experience called, The Invisibles.

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WATCH: Demi Lovato's Anti-Bullying Campaign
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 09:30

Demi Lovato recorded a video message for all the youth out there who may be suffering at the hands of bullies. Over the last few weeks, five teenagers have committed suicide because they were being bullied. Lovato has always felt that this issue was important, so she took a moment to let other young people know about the Pacer's kids against bullying campaign. She urges kids to visit teensagainstbullying.org and join the campaign on pacerkidsagainstbullying.org.

Check out the PSA below:

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U.S. Apologizes for Experimenting with STD's in Guatemala
U.S. Apologizes for Experimenting with STD's in Guatemala
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 15:05

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued an apology today for a series of secret public health experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.

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Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan & Shakira Speak Out in Support of Las Damas de Blanco
By Mariela Rosario | 03/26/2010 - 15:00

A group of mothers, wives and daughters who regularly protest in the streets of Cuba for political prisoners were recently subject to brutal suppression by the authorities and heckled by supporters of the Castro dictatorship. During the protests on March 18, Cuban police dragged the women by their hair and onto a bus, arresting around 30 protesters, among them older women, before driving away.

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