César Muñoz is an Americas senior researcher at Human Rights Watch covering Brazil and other South American countries. He has produced reports, videos, and op-eds on human rights abuses linked to illegal deforestation in the Amazon, police violence, inhumane prison conditions, and unchecked domestic violence, among other issues. Prior to joining HRW in late 2014, he worked for Agencia EFE, the largest Spanish-language newswire in the world, first as Washington correspondent and later as Bureau Chief in Ecuador, Paraguay, and Brazil. He also worked as a journalist for CNN, Europa Press TV, and other media outlets in the United States and Spain, where he was born. As a Bloomberg Fellow in 2001/2002 he produced Human Right Watch’s first report on US counterterrorism policy after the 9/11 attacks. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Why I joined Human Rights Watch
Political Persecution in Bolivia
How Violence and Impunity Fuel Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon
Impunity in Domestic Violence Cases in the Brazilian State of Roraima
The Toll of Unchecked Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro
The Prison Crisis in the Brazilian State of Pernambuco