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Chicano Movement Activist Oscar Zeta Acosta was Born in 1935

Today in Latin American history, American attorney, politician, and Chicano Movement activist Oscar Zeta Acosta was born in 1935. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Colombian Activist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) laments the murder of Ever Cordero, who chaired a participatory dialogue process for victims of displacement in the department (province) of Córdoba, Colombia. continue reading »

Son of Murdered Activist Marisela Escobedo Calls Suspect in Custody “Scapegoat”

The son of rights activist Marisela Escobedo, who was shot and killed in northern Mexico in 2010 while demanding justice for the murder of her daughter, said a suspect arrested in his mother's slaying is a "scapegoat." continue reading »

Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Wins German Peace Prize

Attorney Alejandro Cerezo received Germany's Aachen peace prize on behalf of Comite Cerezo, which works to defend human rights in Mexico. continue reading »

March Held to Remember Chicano Activist Ricardo Falcon 40 Years After Murder

Chicano leaders and young people will march today to the cemetery at Fort Lupton, north of Denver, to commemorate Ricardo Falcon, a college student and activist slain 40 years ago. continue reading »

Migrants’ Rights Activist Fleeing Mexico in Wake of Death Threats

Migrants' rights activist the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who received death threats a few weeks ago, said he was leaving Mexico temporarily for his own safety. continue reading »

Human Rights Group Condemns Murder of Journalist and LGBTI Activist in Honduras

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Unit for the rights of persons LGBTI of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemn the murder of Eric Alex Martínez Ávila, continue reading »