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Press Release: LAWG Launches Series, “Between a Wall and a Dangerous Place”

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Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director
(202) 546 7010 | lisah@lawg.org

October 24, 2017

LAWG Launches Series, “Between a Wall and a Dangerous Place”

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) launches the first blog in a weekly series, “Between a Wall and a Dangerous Place,” which discusses the intersection of human rights, migration, corruption, and public security in Honduras and El Salvador. The series shows how the dangers that propel children, teenagers, women, and men from those countries to seek refugee in the United States, Mexico, and elsewhere have not ended. One new post will be released each week, and the series will be later released in one report. The blogs are based on interviews with activists, government officials, journalists, humanitarian workers, diplomats, and academics.

The first post, “Honduras: Space Closing for Activists and Journalists, Wide Open for Corruption,” details the violations experienced by and resilience of Honduran civil society while exposing government corruption and human rights violations.

Link to full series here.