Stories written by Louisa Reynolds

The Woman Who Reduced Impunity in Guatemala

Guatemala’s first female attorney general has managed to reduce impunity in a country where over 90 percent of murders go unsolved.

Survivors Reluctant to Testify in New Genocide Trial

Fear and mistrust reign in Santa María Nebaj. The people of this Maya Ixil indigenous town in the highlands of northwestern Guatemala are worried about intimidation attempts to keep them from testifying again in a retrial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.

Shift in Latin America’s Approach to Drugs – from Security to Health Issue

The drug problem should be tackled not as a security issue but as a public health question, with policies for "prevention, treatment and rehabilitation," delegations from the 34 countries participating in the 43rd General Assembly of the Organisation of American States agreed.

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