Judicial Reform

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:47
A criminal case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was closed Tuesday when federal judges accepted a prosecutor’s decision not to pursue accusations that she had conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center here.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:20
Secretary Kerry announced yesterday that the United States plans to provide $5 million to promote justice and accountability in South Sudan, pending Congressional approval. Many South Sudanese have long urged that those responsible for the crimes that have been committed in South Sudan during the current, tragic conflict must be held accountable in order to break the cycle of violence and revenge and build a stable, lasting peace.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 07:31
Guatamala's conviction of former president Efraín Ríos Montt set a precedent for holding heads of state accountable, but the power structures of the country's military dictatorship remain in place.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 06:34
A criminal case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner seemed to dissolve Monday when a federal prosecutor dropped accusations that she and her foreign minister had conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center here.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:47
The discovery of a gun in a storage area raised new questions Wednesday about the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, a mystery that has rocked Argentina.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 11:44

Across Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of people supporting the use of vigilantism, an indicator of distrust in law enforcement and judicial institutions, is significantly increasing according to a recent study by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project. Although the study, which is based on surveys from 2004 and 2014, shows that most people throughout the Americas do not support vigilantism, the findings highlight challenges in U.S. security assistance to many countries in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:55
Hundreds of mass graves have been discovered across Mexico, but the government isn’t keeping tabs. How many clandestinely buried bodies are rotting under the country’s surface?
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 06:45
An Argentine prosecutor asked an appellate court on Thursday to overturn a judge’s decision to dismiss allegations filed against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her political supporters by another prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, days before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound to the head.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:14
The mass disappearance of 43 students that rocked Mexico last fall has triggered a call for action in the U.S. with a national tour including San Antonio.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:06
The arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on 22 February 2014 was hailed by the Mexican and US authorities as the one of the biggest blows to the drug trade in decades. But a year on, the core business of Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel seems hardly affected. “As long as there are people who want the drugs this will never stop, whoever goes to prison,” the seer said.