Following many years of struggle against repression and dictatorship,
Latin America's human rights movement faces a host of new challenges in
the form of poverty, inequality, and social marginalization. Long the
province of labor and social movements, these issues are increasingly
assuming the banner of human rights and, in recent years, Latin America
has seen a flurry of activity specifically focused on economic, social, and
cultural rights (ESCR).
Jochnick, Chris and Petit, Javier Mujica
"Preface to the Quito Declaration on the Enforcement and Realization of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol2/iss1/5