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In case you missed them, here are some articles published by OA this month, handpicked by staff. Happy reading! 

Photo provided by Erika Quinteros

A Nation Distraught: Peru's Kuczynski Pardons Fujimori for Political Gain by Alexia Rauen 

Erika Quinteros, a researcher and human rights expert currently living in Lima, Peru, spoke to Open Americas with her thoughts on the pardon. “I am heartbroken,” she states, “for the families of the victims who fought so hard to have a little bit of justice and now see how everything is falling apart. This is so bad for many reasons; one of them, of course, is that it creates a terrible precedent for human rights violations. Moreover, this pardon was seemingly offered in exchange for saving [Kuczynski] from impeachment– he betrayed his voters and his supporters, and he broke his promise to respect the sentences of human rights violators.”

Racial Prejudice in the American Education System: Effects of Racism on Black Students' Lives and Academic Success by Shreyansh Budhia

"Black men are unfairly suspected during police encounters, black inmates outnumber white inmates by incomprehensible proportions, and black professionals in the government and corporate world face subtle instances of prejudiced behavior due to their skin color and heritage. All of these examples suggest that racism is a social problem that acts as an obstacle to the socioeconomic development of the African American community."

Uncertainty Plagues 2017 Honduran Elections by Alexia Rauen

"Honduras has dissolved into chaos in the wake of the election that occurred on the 26th of November. The election pitted the incumbent president, Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party of Honduras, against Salvador Nasralla of the coalition party, Alliance Against the Dictatorship. This was not the first encounter between these two candidates, as Nasralla ran against Hernández for the presidency in 2013."

Traducción en Español por Martina Guglielmone, Incertidumbre Plaga Las Elecciones Hondureñas 2017

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