Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:35
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is considering running for re-election in next year’s presidential race, even though there’s a fierce debate over whether such a move would even be legal, stirring up old wounds of the 2009 coup and the ill-footed reasons Honduran elites and the U.S. State Department cooked up to justify it.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 07:10
Guatemala made a new breakthrough Tuesday in the decades-old struggle for justice for historical crimes against humanity, including systematic rape, as a court indicted former military chief of staff Manuel Benedicto Lucas Garcia and four other high-ranking officials.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:37
Honduran military and police forces, backed by the international community and in particular millions of U.S. dollars, once again brutally attacked peaceful protesters in a week that saw more social movement blood spilt.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:45
Top Guatemalan presidential adviser Edgar Ovalle Maldonado—accused human rights abuses during his country's dictatorship—may not continue to enjoy immunity from trial, as the Constitutional Court demanded the Supreme Court justify why it refused in January to grant prosecutors’ request to strip his immunity, reported La Hora on Thursday.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:44
Mexico’s human rights body said on Thursday that the country’s police force carried out 22 extrajudicial executions on a ranch in Tanhuato in the western state of Michoacan in May 2015.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:19
The academy is a kind of anti-School of the Americas—the opposite of the U.S. training ground responsible for Latin America's worst human rights abuses.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:18
Gunmen broke into the home of one of Guatemala's most prominent human rights lawyers Monday morning, trashing the house as part of an intimidation campaign against officials investigating former military officials over alleged war crimes.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:33
As the Colombian government negotiates peace with the largest rebel group, the FARC, it escalates its military effort against a smaller rival, the ELN.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:30
Newly-declassified docs show that Jimmy Carter's support for Argentine junta's "counter-terrorism" belies his popular image as a humanitarian.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:40
The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will launch a new regional task force assigned to combat organized crime, with a special target on gangs, following an agreement signed Saturday in the Salvadoran capital by defense and security authorities.