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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Haitian Protestors Say Government Left Promises Unfulfilled

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Protestors in Haiti continue to demand a government overhaul, expressing anger with the country’s inability to deliver on promises of new infrastructure, education, and healthcare projects. But for many Haitians, the protests present yet another obstacle in their already challenging daily routines.

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In Food-Insecure Haiti, Street Vendors Play a Central Role in Feeding the Capital

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.

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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Worsening Delays in Buenos Aires Rent Subsidies May Put More People on the Street

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsInfrastructure

With rents in the Argentine capital soaring, subsidy recipients complain that the amounts they receive aren’t keeping up with the increases. When subsidies arrive later and later to pay impatient landlords, as one woman says, “Everything falls apart.”

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Buenos Aires Police Using New, Real-Time Crime Maps, but Locals See Crime Worsening

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human Rights

Since last year, the police force in Buenos Aires has been using real-time crime maps to move officers and plan strategy, and the force cites a statistical drop in crime. But some the city’s residents say they see fewer officers – and criminals taking advantage of it.

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Advocates Urge Mexico City to Further Ease Way for Minors to Make Legal Gender Change

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHuman RightsPolitics

Officials in the capital city agreed in 2015 to make it cheaper and simpler for people to request a formal gender change on legal identity documents, but the change excluded those under 18, who must still submit to a court trial. Supporters are lobbying for alterations in Mexico City’s planned new constitution that would give minors the right to request gender and name changes through the administrative proceeding rather than a court proceeding.

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Seeking Justice, Argentina’s Cross-Dressers Press Government for Reparations

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

People who are transgender in Argentina were often arrested without cause in past decades, but now the government might have to atone for those actions. A new bill proposes that sexual minorities who were mistreated by police be granted a financial settlement.

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