Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:27
El Salvador closed out 2015 with 6,657 murders, replacing Honduras as the murder capital of the world. That averages out to over 18 murders a day, a 70% increase compared to the previous year, making it the highest murder rate for any country in the world in almost 20 years.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 08:32
Opposition activists in Djibouti say as many as 19 people were killed Monday when security forces opened fire on a religious gathering in the capital. Witnesses said the troops targeted a crowd in the Balbala neighborhood that was commemorating the late religious leader Sheikh Yonis Muse.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:52
The US Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned four Burundi nationals for allegedly "fueling violence" in the strife-torn African country. Burundi descended into bloodshed in April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to run for a controversial third term, which he went on to win in July. More than 300 people have died in the violence and 20,000 have fled their homes across borders to neighboring countries.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:57
Last month, the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC complied official data from the region’s countries, revealing that 1,678 women were murdered because of their gender. Public data from some countries – including Mexico, Brazil, and Jamaica – was unavailable
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:56
There has been a major reduction in hostilities in eastern Ukraine since the “ceasefire within a ceasefire” deal signed on August 26, but humanitarian and human rights concerns persist, according to a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:35
Human Rights Watch welcomes the new periodic report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and this important opportunity to discuss the situation in Ukraine with member states of the Human Rights Council.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:54
America’s paltry military aid to Kyiv is sending the wrong message to Ukraine—and to Putin.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:21
Honduras has experienced more massacres so far in 2015 than in all of last year, suggesting violence related to organized crime remains rampant despite a significant drop in the country's murder rate.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:39
El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. There have already been over 5,700 murders this year in a country with a population of just over six million.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:28
The Guatemalan authorities say the death toll in a prison fight which began on Sunday has risen to 17.