Category: Health, Immigration and Human Rights

The Law and Life

Vicky arrived with visible anxiety at the legal assistance office where I was volunteering in our small Northern California town of Napa. Sitting uneasily across the desk from me, she whispered…

The 10% Solution

Distinctive among recent demonstrations on the streets of Mexico City have been protests organized by retired and often impoverished men employed temporarily and under contract in…

Suffering That is “Not Appropriate at All”

A few weeks ago, a few friends and co-workers from Partners In Health, a small Harvard-affiliated organization concerned with lessening health disparities, put together a photographic…

Stigma, Discrimination and Human Rights

Six babies are born into the world each day with the HIV virus, many of them in Latin America. Last year, 1.5 million people with HIV were living in Latin America and another 440…

Inter-American Court

On September 18, 2003, the Inter-American Court issued an historic judgment expanding the scope of protection of labor rights of migrant workers in the Americas. The decision is the most…

Harvard Student Group Fosters Advocacy

Over the course of the 2002-2003 academic year, a group of Harvard Law Students concerned about human rights in Latin America organized through regular meetings at the Human Rights…

Children Seeking Asylum

Edwin Muñoz left his native Honduras at 13 to seek asylum in the United States. Abandoned by his mother as a four-year-old, he had lived with a brutal cousin who forced him to earn money…

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