Human Rights

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:35
Violence against members of Honduras' LGBTQ community has skyrocketed since the 2009 U.S.-backed coup, with 36 people killed in the first six months alone.
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).
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:24
Two senators on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee are pressing ahead with their fight to limit American bomb sales to Saudi Arabia in protest for Riyadh's conduct of its military intervention in Yemen's civil war.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:54
Reports of violent repression by Colombian police takes place as lawmakers consider a controversial legislation that would violate civil liberties.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:44
Last month, the union's building was raided by dozens of security force members with arrest warrants for two journalists accused of staging anti-government protests, among other things. The union got angry, called for sit-ins and demanded that the interior minister resign. The leaders of the Press Syndicate say they are now being punished. They're accused of fabricating the news related to the arrests and hiding the two journalists from authorities.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 07:20
Venezuelan authorities uncovered a mass grave containing a dozen bodies in the northwestern frontier state of Tachira, just 2.5 miles from the Colombian border.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:48
The Colombian attorney general says he is investigating 22 generals for their alleged roles in the murder of civilians in the "false positives" scandal.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 06:56
Fueled by the US-backed, transnational drug war, alleged cases of torture by Mexico's security forces and military increased at least six-fold in the last decade, Amnesty International said in a special report released September 4.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 16:38

An overview of the U.S. government's implementation of Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act, which prohibits U.S. aid to security force units that grossly abuse human rights with impunity.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 12:48

This report, which will be updated about twice yearly, provides an overview of U.S. policy
toward Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Obama Administration’s priorities;
examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment that affect U.S. relations
with the region; and analyzes U.S. policy toward the region and various recommendations made
by policy analysts and think tanks.

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