Latin America programme

Darío Ramirez

Director: ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America

darioDarío has experience in the areas of international human rights law, public international law, media law and journalism, refugees and women’s rights. Before joining ARTICLE 19, Darío was Deputy General Director of the Unit for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights at Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior. Prior to this, he worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Darío holds a bachelor degree in international relations and an LLM in public international law from the University of Amsterdam.

Paula Martins

Co-ordinator: ARTICLE 19 Brazil

Paula is a lawyer who has worked for many years with NGOs in Brazil on issues such as housing rights, indigenous land rights and disability rights. She has also developed capacity-building programmes and materials on human rights themes. She has experience in co-ordinating human rights projects, researching and documenting human rights violations and legal counselling on legal matters of public interest. Before joining ARTICLE 19, Paula worked with Human Rights Watch as a researcher on Angola, and as a focal point on housing rights with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. She was a visiting fellow to the Federation Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme in Paris and with the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest. She has an LLM in public interest law, with a specialisation in international human rights law.

Alexandre Andrade Sampaio 

Brazil Right to Information Programme Officer 

Alexandre is a lawyer with an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, he worked as a lawyer in Brazil and assisted the work of the Special Procedures Branch of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

Camila Marques

Brazil Legal Reference Center Coordinator 

Camila has a Bachelor in law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP / Brazil).  She attended International Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany.

Carina Rabelo

Brazil Press and Communications Officer 

Carina has a Bachelor in Journalism from the Federal University of Bahia with MBA in International Relations at Getúlio Vargas Foundation - FGV (São Paulo / Brazil). Carina worked for three years as a reporter in ISTOE Magazine and for two years as a reporter in A TARDE Daily News. Over the past three years, she has coordinated the press office of the State Secretary of Justice and Citizenship of São Paulo and was a press assistant for the District Attorney Office of the State of São Paulo. She is currently the chief editor of PLURAL Magazine at the Center of Studies from District Attorney Office. Carina also collaborates with communications services for the Latin American Institute for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (ILADH). In 2008, she participated in the international programme "Germany for Journalists", promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Goethe Institute.

Laura Tresca

Brazil Freedom of Expression Officer

lauraPrior to joining ARTICLE 19 in 2009, Laura worked as a journalist in community radio, magazines, websites, blogs and online media. During 2009, she coordinated the communication sector of Casa Brasil, a digital inclusion project carried out by the Brazilian federal government, and has worked as a researcher in public policies, organising a virtual library on innovations in the area of public policies. Laura has a masters in social communication and has worked as a professor in the communications faculty of the University of Brasilia.

Karina Ferreira

Brazil Legal Reference Center Officer 

Karina is a lawyer and graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP / Brazil). Karina also attended one semester as a student of Political Theory, Applied Ethics and Criminal Law - the woman as a victim of crimes - at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. She was a fellow in undergraduate research for FUNDASP in the area of media and democracy in Brazil. Karina published an article at the II Seminar for Law, Research and Social Movements in Federal University of Goiás (UFGO / Brazil).

Renato Uehara

Brazil Financial Assistant

Renato studied accounting at Federal University of São Paulo (USP) and is graduated as an IT analyst in the Technical School Albert Einstein (São Paulo / Brazil). He has experience in accounting offices for associations.


Tiago Lira Guimarães

Brazil IT Analyst

Tiago has a Bachelor in Information Security by UNINOVE (São Paulo / Brazil). Tiago worked as administrative assistant for the Carrefour Group.


Daniela Custodio

Legal Officer

Dulce Maria Ramirez

Mexico Administrative Assistant

dulceDulce joined ARTICLE 19 in 2009 and is a graduate in administration from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. She has worked in administration for 10 years in commercial and marketing sectors, and has implemented processes and procedures, acquired in medical-dental sector companies. Dulce is currently developing finance-administrative areas.

Héctor Jaime Bautista Ramos

Mexico Finance Officer

hectorBefore joining ARTICLE 19 in 2008, Héctor worked in private sector accounting, administrative and fiscal areas, and in the public sector Comptroller General of Mexico City. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and has experience in accounting, finance, administration and internal controls. Héctor has expertise in Project Management (pending PMP certification).


Ivan Baez

Legal Assistant






Omar Rabago 

Programme Officer





Paulina Gutierrez

Programme Officer, Right to Information


Ricardo Gonzalez

Senior International Protection Officer





Veronica Rivera

Assistant to the Director