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[Case Study] Presumption of Innocence in Mexico
October 11, 2010 – 6:10 pm | No Comment
[Case Study] Presumption of Innocence in Mexico

Imagine that one day the police come to your work, inform you that you are under arrest and whisk you away to prison. You have committed no crime, but someone else alleges that you murdered …

[Case Study] End the Travel Ban on Cuba
September 23, 2010 – 10:08 pm | No Comment
[Case Study] End the Travel Ban on Cuba

After nearly 50 years of a Cold War-era United States policy that bans its citizens from traveling to the Caribbean island of Cuba, it seemed for a short time that restrictions were going to be …

[Case Study] Fundar
August 13, 2010 – 2:55 am | One Comment
[Case Study] Fundar

Fundar, says its website, “was created in January 1999 by a group of leaders from different disciplines, with the objective of developing schemes for citizen participation.” Budget analysis, especially the monitoring of public spending, was …

[Case Study] Alternativas y Capacidades
July 25, 2010 – 12:43 am | One Comment
[Case Study] Alternativas y Capacidades

Alternativas y Capacidades was founded in 2002 with the mission of “contributing to Mexico’s social development by strengthening civil society organizations and grantmakers, working towards a favorable environment for their professionalization, promoting their advocacy capacities …

[Case Study] Artículo 19
July 20, 2010 – 3:45 am | No Comment
[Case Study] Artículo 19

Artículo 19 is the Mexico City-based chapter of Article 19, a global organization based in London that promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide. The Mexico City chapter carries out the organization’s mission …