Posts in category "human rights"

María Elena Moyano: a portrait of courage

María Elena Moyano: a portrait of courage
María Elena Moyano was an activist and a defender of women and the poor in slums of Lima, Peru. She was killed on Feb. 15, 1992 by the Shining Path, a terrorist organization that wanted to destroy the government and cause civil unrest. The story of Moyano is depicted in a 1999 film called “El... Read more »

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced
Imagine you’re going to attend a trail that you read in the newspaper was open to the public. You’re a blogger and you want to write about the events. Then when you get there you are arrested. The authorities claim that you plan to disrupt the trial. You are held in detention for 30 hours... Read more »

Gay couples may defer deportation

Gay couples may defer deportation
Undocumented immigrants with same-sex partners could avoid deportation under a new policy change announced by the Obama Administration this week. If they have been in a long-term relationship and have a family, they can seek a deferral of deportation. The announcement was made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter she sent to... Read more »
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Peace activist killed in Mexico: Is anybody safe?

Peace activist killed in Mexico: Is anybody safe?
One question is often overlooked in the immigration debate. Is it safe to send undocumented immigrants back to their home country? In the case of Mexico there is growing cause for concern. This week a well-known peace activist was killed in the northern state of Sonora. Nepomuceno Moreno Nuñez, 56, was shot Monday afternoon as... Read more »