Overview

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Latin America Studies and Programs Center promotes individual freedom, respect for human rights, and democracy throughout Latin America, but especially Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Our researchers document human rights abuses, support in-region civil society and pro-democracy groups, and educate the American public and U.S. policy makers about the realities on the ground.

Programs

The Castro regime has developed sophisticated human trafficking and forced labor schemes to exploit the Cuban people, with emphasis on health personnel. The Cuban regime, in collusion with international communist allies, sends Communist Medical Brigades overseas to sell health care services for propaganda purposes. Communist commissaries and secret police agents oversee the Communist Medical Brigades’ workers and regularly confiscate between 75% and 90% of their wages. VOC’s Latin America Programs advocate for the rights of these workers, conducting research on Trafficking in Medical Personnel (TIMP) and providing legal assistance to these victims of communism.

Publications

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation inaugurated two contemporary art exhibitions on Cuba and Venezuela – “The Veil of Silence” and “Venezuela Resists, Images of a Tragedy” – on November 2, 2021, at the Art Museum of the Americas of…

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation inauguró el 2 de noviembre de 2021, en el Museo de Arte de las Américas de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) en Washington D.C, dos exposiciones de arte contemporáneo tituladas “El ropaje del…

It never left. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, communism stayed, like an encrusted disease in Cuba, waiting for a big come back in the Western Hemisphere. Latin American communists were demoralized by the Soviet Union’s failure. They gave…

Evolución, dinámicas y desafíos Este informe fue elaborado por la Dra. Elaine Acosta González, Académica Visitante en el Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Cuba (CRI) de la Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU), para la Fundación Memorial Víctimas del Comunismo (VOC) en…

Evidence-based concerns raised by nine United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs dismissed as “fabricated” and “defamatory” by PRC. The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), and China Aid Association (CA) say China’s…

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), along with our partners and allies, are making a lot of progress in Uruguay fighting the Cuban regime’s human trafficking and forced labor schemes. We have been advocating for and taking legal action…

RESUMEN En este reporte, nuestro equipo da evidencia de médicos cubanos en Uruguay. TweetShareSharePin

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) commemorates the 9th anniversary of the killing of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, VOC calls for the immediate release of the leaders of the San Isidro Movement, who…

This Captive Nations Week, America’s lawmakers and the American people need to speak up on behalf of the many persons who continue to be victims of communist regimes around the globe. Today, five communist countries, China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea,…

I came to the United States about a decade ago from Cuba, where I was a pro-democracy student activist. The work I did there was mild by American standards; with a few of my friends, I organized small gatherings and…