The U.S. embargo against Cuba still allows nongovernmental organizations, private citizens and religious groups to send aid to Cuba.
A new State Department report will inform global efforts to fight human trafficking. Learn more about the heroes who are supporting victims.
The authoritarian regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are cracking down on their citizens' freedoms of speech and of the press.
Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
Authoritarian rulers in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are suppressing religious freedom. Learn more about these regimes' attacks on religion.
Learn how Cuba's state-dominated economy funnels revenue from tourism, rum and cigar sales to a regime that abuses its people.
A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
Cuba sends thousands of medical professionals to 60 countries, but not for altruistic reasons. Learn what's really happening with these missions.
Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.