Politics and Security

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:10

Last December, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Center for International Policy (CIP) traveled to Honduras for a first-hand look. What we found was a security situation in shambles and a country in dire need of reform. We have compiled our findings into this report which paints a picture of the most alarming issues facing Honduras today, including mass migration, the disturbing and highly visible militarization of law enforcement, grave threats against human rights defenders, and a lack of an effective and independent justice system. The report also examines the role U.S. assistance has played, and can play, in the plight of the Honduran people.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 08:55

In December 2014 the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Center for International Policy (CIP) traveled to Honduras to investigate how the country is responding to the needs of its citizens. What we found was a security apparatus and criminal justice system in desperate need of reform and a population with little faith in its government. Issues of violence, impunity, and corruption that have plagued the country for years are intensifying. Over the next seven days, we will be publishing a series of posts that provide a picture of the current state of Honduras' security and human rights situation.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:02
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, embroiled along with his wife and finance minister in a scandal over homes bought from and financed by a government contractor, plans no mea culpa, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing any conflict of interest.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:46
European Parliament gave its consent to ratification of EU-Georgia Association Agreement, also including deep and comprehensive free trade treaty, on December 18 in Strasbourg.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:23
Amid a deepening political crisis, international pressure and violent domestic unrest, Haiti’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday, possibly clearing the way for overdue elections.
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 08:03
President Ashraf Ghani is pushing the U.S. to slow its drawdown of forces in the next two years, an effort that threatens to put the Obama administration in a bind as it seeks to end large-scale military involvement in Afghanistan.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:37
President Enrique Peña Nieto has visited the tumultuous southern state of Guerrero for the first time since 43 college students disappeared there more than two months ago, provoking the greatest crisis of his presidency.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 07:55

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 07:01
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met on December 1 with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal, reports the MFA press service.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:44
Just nine months after Peña Nieto appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the headline “Saving Mexico,” scandals and crises have pushed his approval rating down to around 40 percent.