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LIVESTREAM: Building Peace from the Ground Up in Medellín

Join us at 4 p.m. ET Thursday, April 24, for a discussion with Catalina Cock of Fundación Mi Sangre, the Medellín-based foundation of recording artist Juanes, which seeks to assist landmine victims and at-risk youth in the Colombian city and throughout the country.

Women, Drug Policy, and Incarceration in the Americas

This roundtable, organized by the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS, CIM/OAS, IDPC, and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) explored the increased participation of women in all spheres of the illicit drugs market, as well as the gender dynamics of their involvement.

VIDEO: Four Deportation Practices that put Migrants in Danger

See WOLA's video from a migrant’s shelter in Matamoros—a city in Mexico across from Brownsville, Texas, that is plagued with drug-related violence. Often, drug cartels prey on deported migrants because they are particularly vulnerable. In spite of security risks, deportations to this city have increased five-fold in the last four years.