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NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

Photo courtesy of Haydee Marin, Coordinator of the ISHR Latin American Committee

The Latin American Committee of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) includes sections in Colombia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, with additional sections based in Cuba and in the United States. Our volunteer human rights defenders on the ground monitor and report on current human rights violations occurring in their countries and also carry out a wide range of projects. These include support for indigenous education and peace building in prisons, among others.
To learn more about specific issue areas and our work in the Americas, see the updates below.

UPDATES

Peace Maker Program in Guatemala

Program conducted by Prison Fellowship and the International Society for Human Rights Guatemala. We hope that the Peace Maker program will prevent from violence in Guatemalan prisons. The program teaches people to negotiate peace through arbitration

The International Society for Human Rights in Guatemala

The ISHR-Guatemala fights social discrimination of Mayan children. They received a donation of 60,000 books from the Latin American Committee of ISHR- based in Miami to be distributed in rural schools in the poorest areas of Guatemala where most children are from the Maya ethnic group.

Cuba: Criminals released, civil rights activists detained

The Cuban government said it released more than 10,000 people from prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. ISHR criticizes that political prisoners are still in detention and calls on the regime to release political prisoners as soon as possible to protect them from being infected with Covid-19.

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