Civil Society

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:14
Brazilian authorities have charged the president of mining company Samarco and six others with homicide for the mining disaster that killed 19 people last November.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:12
At least 3,000 barrels of crude oil have been spilled in an Amazonian region after leaks from Peru's main oil pipeline, the state oil company said. The oil has polluted two rivers that at least eight indigenous communities rely on for water, the government and indigenous leaders said.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:36
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) today publishes the Report "Situation of Human Rights in Honduras", which addresses the situation of human rights violations which result of high rates of violence, citizen insecurity and impunity.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:32
The violence gripping El Salvador affects women in a different way than men. Within the current security crisis, gang and security force violence has exacerbated a broader, long-standing acceptance of violence against women. More than half of all Salvadoran women say they have suffered some form of violence in their lives. Over a quarter of these women were victims of sexual or physical violence.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 05:36
A report has condemned Mexico for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Catholic priests, just as the country readies for a much-anticipated visit by Pope Francis.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 05:34
As the violence shows no signs of abating, experts warn that the US can expect to see a rising number of Central American children arriving on its doorstep.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 05:31
Health officials in Brazil say they expect to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus in about a year. But two more years would be needed for any large-scale rollout, the health minister said.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:37
On the evening of 26 September 2014, a group of 43 Mexican students disappeared in south-western Guerrero state. Their relatives have been searching for them ever since. There have been three investigations into the events that night and a fourth is still under way. Their findings have differed widely. Below we look at what is known and what is not known about the missing 43.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:19
A second report into the disappearance of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero says there is no evidence to support the official version of what happened to them.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 05:21
Colombia has extended a nationwide ban on carrying firearms until the end of 2016, an attempt to reduce violent deaths at a time the nation is attempting to consolidate peace.