HRW hires Green Congresswoman Juanita Goeberts to head its division in America


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In recent years, HRW has exposed the world to serious violations committed by three Latin American dictatorships (Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua); police violence in social protests (Colombia, Chile); The authoritarian rise of Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, and the assassination of journalists in Mexico, among others

HRW hires Green Congresswoman Juanita Goeberts to head its division in America

Jose Miguel Vivanco Already has a successor as head of the US division of the prestigious organization Human Rights Watch (HRW). this is colombian lawyer Juanita Gobertas, Congressman of the Green Party for four years (the legislature ends in July after the presidential election) and a former representative of the government Juan Manuel Santos In the peace process with the FARC guerrillas.

“Expansion in Latin America authoritarian populist regime, The growth of poverty and inequality and the destruction of our biodiversity represent a very serious threat to the protection of human rights and the rule of law across the region,” 38-year-old Goeberts said in his first statement after ascertaining the winner. Be warned. of a public contest attracting 130 applicants.

The activist recognized the trajectory of Vivanco, who faced serious rights violations committed on the continent for nearly 30 years. “It will be a huge responsibility to continue his legacy,” testified the newly elected, who will start his work at HRWL on 1st August.

Till that day he will continue to lead HRW Tamara Tarasiyuk, The current acting director who will become deputy director is “a new Americas Division leadership position,” the organization confirmed.

“Junita is a brilliant Colombian lawyer and legislator, Committed to peace and human rights. Given his immense talent, I am sure that his management at the head of HRW will be successful”, Vivanco congratulated his successor. The Chilean lawyer had to face the great powers of the region, even Hugo Chávez. He was also expelled from Venezuela by the U.S., in addition to provoking the anger of Fidel Castro and lvaro Uribe at some of their meetings.

Over the years of his political career, Goebertus has stood out in parliament for his talent for dialectical confrontation, although he has also received severe criticism, especially from the government authority. The Green Party controls the Bogota mayor’s office with its leader, Claudia López.

In recent years, HRW has broadcast to the world Serious violations committed by three dictators Latin American (Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua); police violence in social protests (Colombia, Chile); Among others, including the authoritarian rise of Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, and the killings of journalists in Mexico.

His recent research on the alliance of FARC and ELN . with Nicolas Maduro This showed that the Revolutionary Armed Forces were patrolling the border areas with Colombian guerrillas.

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