Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:42
Scores of innocent women have been illegally arrested and tortured by Mexican security services looking to boost arrest figures to justify the war on drugs, according to damning new research by Amnesty International.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:51
Nicaragua has expelled six foreign environmental activists after they were detained on allegations of handling explosive substances without authorization, a lawyer and the Mexican government said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:44
Police brutality is on the rise in Argentina’s province of Jujuy, home to the so-called first political prisoner of President Mauricio Macri’s government, as reports of violent intimidation, torture and arbitrary arrests of local activists at the hands of security forces increasingly emerge from the northwest province, the Buenos Aires Herald reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:43
Amnesty International says that a vast majority of incarcerated Mexican women face sexual torture during arrest and in the hours following.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:49
The National Indigenous Congress, CNI, and the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN, condemned Monday the “cowardly police attack” against teachers affiliated with the CNTE union, and against the Indigenous community of Nochixtlan in Oaxaca, violence that left at least a dozen dead and dozens more injured.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:53
At least eight people were killed in clashes in southern Mexico over the weekend when police and members of a teachers' union faced off in violent confrontations, a senior state official said, piling fresh pressure on the country's embattled ruling party.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:31
With the 2016 Olympic games now less than two months away, rising crime and instability are raising doubts among officials and residents in Rio de Janeiro.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 07:07
Rio's hundreds of surveillance cameras are easy to view on the 85 square meter display in the panopticon-style Center for Integrated Command and Control (CICC) or the equally huge screen in the Operations Center of Rio (COR).
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 08:10
When the government of Kazakhstan announced land reforms in April, the public protests were the largest the Central Asian republic had seen in three decades. Police arrested hundreds of people, including bystanders and journalists. But Kazakh authorities did not use violence to suppress the demonstrations.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:50
Starting Wednesday, every criminal case in Acapulco will be heard using a new judicial process based on U.S.-style oral trials. It replaces a centuries-old inquisitorial system that effectively presumes defendants are guilty and hands down sentences on the basis of written evidence reviewed behind closed doors.