Solidly researched and gracefully written sonia cardenass human rights in latin america fills a significant gap it is a deceptively easy read with plenty of substance but packaged in an accessible and fluent prose a combination we see all too infrequently. The human rights record of latin america is decidedly mixed plagued by high levels of poverty and inequality legal impunity weak democratic institutions and strong militaries latin america has experienced severe levels of human rights abuse. The struggle for human rights in latin america westport ct praeger 1997 e mail citation an overview of the human rights movement in latin america that seeks to give a historical account of human rights activism in the region from the overthrow of pinochet in 1973 through the early 1990s. World wide media campaign against indian army human rights violation in kashmir ahmed qureshi 0346 humiliating defeat for pakistan in united nations human rights council elections. Through this book cardenass voice emerges as that of a determined but clear eyed optimist willing to confront the dark realities of politics and power but inclining toward what another latin americanist albert hirschman adopted as a bias for hope in all it is a remarkable compact
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