THE HUMAN FACE: the Con to Criminalize Immigrants
February 2nd, 2011
In addition to lobbying for enforcement-only policies that get more undocumented residents locked up, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) refers to detained immigrants as "product" and has helped draft legislation that increases its bottom line. The trend has been disastrous for the Guzman family.
POLICY ANALYSIS: U.S. Complacence in Honduran Human Rights Abuses
October 26th, 2010
Between August and September 2010, Witness for Peace sent two delegations to Honduras in response to reports of continued politically motivated human rights violations. The following report details the delegations’ findings and includes policy recommendations for the United States government and U.S. citizens.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Violence and Impunity Force Migration from Honduras
October 1st, 2010
The Organization of American States’ vote on whether or not Honduras should be reinstated in the OAS is imminent. Despite Hilary Clinton’s claims that Honduras has taken the needed steps to address human rights violations since the coup, serious human rights abuses and impunity remain widespread.
VIDEO: Crisis in Honduras
May 3rd, 2010
Hear from Honduran human rights leaders about the ongoing violence during the recent U.S.-supported elections.
THE HUMAN FACE: NAFTA at 15
October 21st, 2009
An estimated 4.13 million people have left Mexico since the decimation of over ten million farming jobs due to NAFTA and related economic reforms. This is one man's story.
POLICY ANALYSIS: the Honduras Coup Exposed
October 20th, 2009
The Honduran military and police continue to play a key role in propping up the coup regime that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras in June. A broad coalition of human rights leaders, activists, union members, farmers, students, and community members have poured into the streets of Honduras to struggle for their democracy though they face constant intimidation, illegal detention, assault, and even assassination. Learn about the roots of this crisis and the US response to the coup.
POLICY ANALYSIS: NAFTA at 15
October 7th, 2009
How was NAFTA has failed to live up to its promises of bringing growth and prosperity to Mexico?
SLIDESHOW: Repression and Resistance
July 17th, 2009
Two weeks after the illegal military coup in Honduras, Witness for Peace delegates participated in a rapid-response delegation to expose an alarming wave of human rights violations and show solidarity with Hondurans' struggle for democracy. This demonstration documents their work.
POLICY ANALYSIS: CAFTA Weakens Nicaragua’s Immune System
May 12th, 2009
CAFTA has increased Nicaragua's dependence on the United States. As dozens of textile factories move operations to Asia, tens of thousands of young Nicaraguan mothers find themselves suddenly unemployed and defenseless in the face of a global economic crisis.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Aerial Fumigation
May 12th, 2009
After a decade of aerial fumigations, coca production has risen. Innocent Colombian victims have borne the brunt of this inhumane and ineffective policy.
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.
25 Years of Taking Action for Peace and Justice
by Melinda St. Louis, Executive Director
Witness for Peace has been leading the grassroots peoples' movement for progressive policy change in Latin America since 1983. Read about our work and achievements as we commemorate this milestone!