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Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America

Edward Cleary
Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America
ISBN: 978-1-56549-242-4
ISBN: 978-1-56549-241-7
ISBN: 978-1-62637-955-8
2007/155 pages/LC: 2007026229
A Kumarian Press Book
"A refreshing and engaging look at how millions of people across the region are recognizing their common humanity and articulating a set of demands in the language of rights, a language that ... has deep roots in the history and tradition of the Latin American region itself."—Latin American Studies

"An essential work for scholars, activists, and anyone interested in the field of human rights."—Development in Practice

"A superb introduction to Latin America through a detailed discussion of human rights issues.... [Cleary] gives us an accurate account of what has been accomplished and what remains to be done in the area of human rights in Latin America."—Emelio Betances, Gettysburg College

"This timely volume reflects the full spectrum of Latin America's contemporary reality and continuing struggle for human rights. Its welcome focus on empowerment and attention to women, indigenous peoples, and the poor shed light on the politics of possibility for the hemisphere's most marginalized citizens."—Alison Brysk, University of California Irvine


In this follow-up to his widely read The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America, Edward Cleary examines some of the robust human rights movements of the past two decades.


The late Edward Cleary, a member of the Central Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great, was professor of political science and director of Latin American Studies at Providence College.


  • Is There a Distinctive Tradition of Human Rights in Latin America?
  • Women and Rights in Latin America.
  • Life and Death on the Streets: From Street Children to Children at Risk.
  • Indigenous Rights Resurgence.
  • The Landless.
  • Policing.
  • Torture.
  • Corruption.