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Electronic Resources for Latinx Studies

The purpose of this research guide is to focus on key Electronic Resources for Chicanx and Latinx Studies, with an emphasis on the Latin American experience in the United States.

Advocacy & News Resources

Casa Amiga—Centro de Crisis

Casa Amiga provides counseling, legal and medical services as needed to the victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and rape. Director Esther Chavez Cano has been recognized around the world numerous times for her work on Cd. Juárez women's issues.

Amnesty International, Mexico

Access to important documentation prepared by this international advocacy organization. Advocacy information available for Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua concerning violence against women. Use search box.

Human Rights First: Mexico Policing Project

Formerly the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, this site has links to independent Mexican human rights groups, access to newsletters, alerts

Centro de Derechos Humanos “Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez”

A non- governmental organization that, through the defense and promotion of human rights, works towards attaining the structural conditions in society such that the people of Mexico can enjoy and exercise without discrimination their fundamental human rights.

Comision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos

Non-governmental organization for the promotion of human rights in Mexico. The website is a repository for alerts, documents, articles and other information on human rights abuses and activities.

Latin America Working Group

The LAWG works to encourage U.S. policies towards Latin America that promote human rights, justice, peace and sustainable development. LAWG promotes the interests of over 60 major religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to decision makers in Washington.

Washington Office on Latin America

WOLA monitors the impact of U.S. foreign policy on human rights, democracy and equitable development in Latin America. WOLA informs and educates policy-makers, religious and non-governmental organizations, and the general public about that impact. In addition, WOLA’s work on Mexico has focused on drug policy and violence. See for example: and is the leading source of background information and developing news stories in the fields of defense, space, intelligence, WMD, and homeland security. Launched in 2000, is the most comprehensive and authoritative online destination for those in need of both reliable background information and breaking news., is well-respected, trusted and often-referenced in the media, both domestically and internationally.

Law Library of Congress

Global Legal Information Network,
Provides access to the full text of laws and other documents from many countries.

Legal Information Institute, Cornell University

International law resources.

National Security Archive

The National Security Archive is a research institute on international affairs, a library and archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, a public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information through the FOIA, and an indexer and publisher of the documents in books, microfiche, and electronic formats. The Electronic Briefing Books, provide full text of many of the NSA

Human Rights and the Dirty War in Mexico

Freedom of Information in Mexico

FOI in Practice: Analysis of the Mexican FOI System

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Federation of American Scientists

Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, FAS disseminates information from a variety of sources relating to military, security, energy industries and more. FAS is a repository for Congressional Research Service reports and other non-classified, but difficult to find government information. See also the FAS Project on Government Secrecy,, works to challenge unwarranted secrecy and to promote reform of national security informa

Reporting on the Mexican Military

The Tlatelolco Massacre

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Based at Syracuse University, TRAC gathers and analyzes U.S. government data on border, immigration and customs enforcement, drug, alcohol, tobacco and firearms enforcement, etc. TRAC-DHS, monitors the Department of Homeland Security and publishes regular reports on immigration, and other border enforcement issues.

Transparency International: The Global Coalition Against Corruption

A global organization to monitor and fight corruption. Local chapters bring together players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. The website provides access to news stories, research publications such as the Global Corruption Reports series. See corruption by country page.