Civil Society

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27
The promotion of democracy and human rights has taken a back seat to military support for autocracies that are in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, according to an analysis of the State Department's budget request for the 2017 fiscal year by the nonprofit Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:47
Over 200 people from a small mining town in the state of Guerrero captured eight federal police agents they say work for the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 13:03
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has allegedly withheld records about a ranking Salvadoran military officer implicated in civilian massacres during the 1980s Salvadoran Civil War, according a recent lawsuit by the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights (UWCHR).
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:09
Dirty business is getting more difficult to do. Following success in Guatemala, resistance against corrupt leaders is growing in countries across Latin America. Calls for external legal help are also getting louder.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 07:24
Ugandan lawmakers debated on Tuesday a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society as rights groups warned it would "strangle" criticism of the government.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 05:44
Interethnic rioting in early August along the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan started over a narrow, uneven lane about a couple hundred feet long.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 06:51
But instead of addressing the issues, the authorities have moved to begin cracking down on basic rights of opposition, preventing their citizens from speaking out.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 06:52
U.S. President Barack Obama's security team has started arriving in the country 15 days to the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Conference.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 06:32
The Electric Yerevan protest in the Armenian capital did not manage to attain the critical mass needed to transform into a Euromaidan-type event, leading to an overhaul of the country’s political system.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 06:31
Since June 17, demonstrators have been agitating in downtown Yerevan, the most serious unrest that Armenia has seen in years, raising concerns about political stability in the impoverished post-Soviet Caucasian nation.