A conversation about what the future holds for victims of acid attacks in Colombia

Americas Now

Elaine Reyes and Daniel Kovalik.

Human rights in Colombia have long been in the spotlight, mostly because of the country’s armed conflict. But attention is now shifting toward abuses like acid attacks.

Daniel Kovalik is a human rights and labor rights attorney who has worked extensively in Colombia. He joins “Americas Now” anchor Elaine Reyes from Pittsburgh, where he is a professor of International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh.

They discuss what Colombia is doing to enforce the law when it comes to acid attacks. They also talk about what other countries are experiencing this hate crime.