In Colombia, victims and human rights defenders are routinely attacked for their non-violent efforts to find truth and achieve justice, and more people have been violently forced to flee their homes than almost any other country in the world. LAWG calls on the United States to do more to protect and support victims and those denouncing human rights abuses—and to stop endlessly bankrolling war.
For half a century, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been a failed and unjust policy that restricts American liberties and hurts Cuban families. Join us in advocating for a change in policy and support our cause to repeal the ban on travel for all Americans.
Misguided U.S. policies towards Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region have led to thousands of deaths, human rights abuses, and a decline in security and respect for the rule of law. LAWG calls on the U.S. to abandon these failed policies in favor of an approach that emphasizes human rights and accountability while addressing the root causes of our countries' shared challenges.
For decades, the United States has trained, equipped, and armed Latin America’s militaries, with little serious oversight and public debate. We know, however, that military aid is not incidental to foreign policy nor to our image abroad. Military aid to abusive forces, for example, associates the United States with human rights abuses.
LAWG believes we should be lending a helping hand to our Latin American neighbors, rather than making the focus of U.S. policy arming and training the region's militaries. We should be building bridges, not walls. For more than 25 years, LAWG has opened doors for our Latin American partners, so that their voices can be heard in Washington.