The Dominican Republic’s National Police must urgently address how it responds to public protests after a student was shot dead at a demonstration in Santo Domingo.
Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.
El Salvador must finally deliver justice for a brutal massacre that took place three decades ago, Amnesty International urged today in an open letter to President Mauricio Funes.
Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.
A full investigation is needed into the deaths of three residents amid protests in Panama's northern port city of Colón.
The brazen murder of a Honduran human rights lawyer underscores just why the country’s authorities must step up their efforts to protect human rights defenders.
More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.
Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.
Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.
Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.
Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.
A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.
Five former paramilitaries have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in one of the bloodiest mass killings of Guatemala's civil war.
Two new measures to protect Mexico's journalists and human rights defenders need swift backing from federal and state authorities.