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Families Scour Mexican Mountains For Graves Of Missing Relatives

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.04.2015 | World

IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — The first time the men and women set out to dig for their missing relatives in Iguala, they didn't know how. Leaders of t...

Art and The Other Side of Narco Violence

Marisel Moreno | Posted 10.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

The box office success of the film Sicario, which has grossed over 50 million dollars as of Oct. 18, seems to reflect the public's taste for violence and drama, especially at the border. Yet, how much do we really understand about the realities of those living in that space?

I Disappeared for Five Years -- Now What?

Eva Papp | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eva Papp

Dear Eva: For the past five years I have literally and figuratively disappeared from my family and friends. I lost all contact with them, no calls, e...

Thousands March in Mexico City for Missing Students (PHOTOS)

Sandra Larriva | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Sandra Larriva

A gathering of thousands filled the streets of Mexico City on Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero last month.

Salvadoran Families Struggle to Commemorate Their Disappeared

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Jeff Ritterman, MD

1980 was a tragic year for Sofia Hernandez and her family. Government security forces and right wing death squads were terrorizing the rural population of El Salvador. By March, Sofia's family had fled their home in the countryside in hopes of finding safety.

El Salvador: We Can Help Usher in a New Era of Peace with Justice

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Could we somehow take part, not in "fixing" the existing problems, but in accompanying the Salvadoran people on their journey toward a peaceful and just society?

David Lohr

Did A Seattle Punk Rocker Stage His Own Disappearance?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Punk rock musician Brian Barton was well on his way to success in 2005. The 25-year-old was in love, was a member of As Fate Would Have It -- a band q...

Looking Into the Shadows for Mexico's Disappeared

Salil Shetty | Posted 04.19.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

The numbers of the disappeared in Mexico are staggering. A government report leaked just before President Enrique Peña Nieto took office estimated that at least 25,000 have been abducted or have gone missing between 2006 and 2012.

One Mother's 'Dirty War'

Jim Calio | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Jim Calio

It was not unusual in those days for the children of the "disappeared" to be taken by members of the junta and passed off as their own. It was theft of human beings, and it was grotesque.

David Lohr

Stephanie Spira McNeil Asks, 'Where Is My Brother, John Spira?'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A loved one vanishes without a trace -- then more than five years pass without a single clue about his disappearance. It's a glimpse at the life o...

Burning

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Today, everyone in New York City resonates to the beautiful sky that blesses us on this day marked by September 11. It is a beautiful day. It is mis...

The Urgency of Restoring Democracy to Honduras -- and What You Can Do to Help*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

I just returned from a trip to Honduras where the ousted President, Manual Zelaya, has great support among the poor, the unions and the indigenous groups of Honduras.