Latin America and the Caribbean Programs
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Freedom House supports activists from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba in documenting and presenting evidence of their governments’ abuses to international organizations. Read more about our programs in Latin America below.
In the face of increased government pressure on Guatemalan human rights defenders and civil society organizations, Freedom House is working with activists to enhance their documentation and to raise awareness of human rights abuses and build coalitions in support of anti-impunity measures in Guatemala.
In the wake of the 2018 crisis and against the backdrop of increasingly restricted civil liberties and constitutional rights, and ongoing violations of human rights in Nicaragua, Freedom House is working to support human rights and transitional justice initiatives.
In the face of heightened repression of human rights activists, widespread media censorship, and a critical humanitarian crisis, Freedom House supports Venezuelan organizations to serve as effective human rights watchdogs, to sustain and strengthen domestic independent media, and to raise awareness of Venezuela’s complex crisis at the international level, including the United Nations.
Freedom House outspokenly advocates for the improvement of human rights in Cuba. As the Cuban government attempts to tighten its control over citizens in the face of expanded internet access across the island, Freedom House is sharing knowledge with Cuban activists that allow them to communicate securely and to collaborate effectively in a restrictive environment.
Cuba: Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara bajo asedio de autoridades en su sexto día de huelga de hambre en San Isidro
April 30, 2021
Venezuelan Authorities Must Free Human Rights Defender Orlando Moreno
April 27, 2021
Cuba: Government Must Cease Repression of Critics
April 9, 2021
Venezuela: UN Fact-Finding Mission Underscores Grave and Persistent Rights Abuses
March 11, 2021
Venezuela: Maduro Must Implement UN Recommendations on Protecting Human Rights
March 3, 2021
Standing in Solidarity with Venezuelan Human Rights Defenders
February 5, 2021
Report: Digital Election Interference Widespread in Countries Across the Democratic Spectrum
December 7, 2020
Deep Concern as Cuba is Reelected to UN Human Rights Council
October 13, 2020
More Regional Programs
Freedom House supports citizens and civil society actors in Asia who are asserting their rights and advocating for a greater say in how they are governed.
Through a robust portfolio of projects on the ground, emergency assistance, international advocacy, and special research Freedom House supports citizens and civic groups across the Eurasia region to actively participate in reforms, seek accountability for injustice, and implement meaningful ways to engage citizens as allies and supporters.
Sub-Saharan Africa Programs
Freedom House partners with civil society and human rights defenders throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to advance respect for human rights, strengthen democratic governance, and fortify just rule of law.