Reception & Briefing on the State of Rights in Latin America
WHAT: Private Reception and Briefing on the State of Rights in Latin America with Human Rights Watch Acting Americas Director, Tamara Taraciuk Broner
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
On March 30, 2022, HRW Miami hosted two events with Acting Americas Director Tamara Taraciuk Broner on the future of democracy in Latin America. Latin America is experiencing an alarming reversal of basic freedoms and threats to independent civil society, the free press, and judicial independence. Tamara discussed the latest developments impacting democracy in the region, including trends that impact the future rule of law in countries ranging from the extreme examples of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, to cases such as Mexico, El Salvador, and Brazil, where democratically elected leaders have abandoned democratic guarantees when exercising power. She also addressed Russian influence in Latin America and the region’s response to the war in Ukraine.