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.
Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982 killings of more than 250 people in a rural village.
Authorities urged to investigate recent and past police operations as 21 people are killed by Jamaican police in just six days.
A US immigration court has ruled that a former Salvadoran Defence Minister can be deported on the basis of grave abuses during the 1980s civil war.
Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have said they will no longer kidnap for ransom, but they have yet to renounce a host of other abuses.
Police in the Dominican Republic must break with their shameful practise of abuse in order to comply with the UN Convention against Torture.
A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.
Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.
Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.
Despite an ongoing investigation, Haiti's former ruler has yet to face justice for widespread human rights violations from the past.
Former Panamanian General Manuel Noriega has been extradited back to Panama, but must still face justice for his full role in human rights violations.
Two students were killed when Mexican police used force to break up a protest blocking a motorway in the south of the country.
For decades, families have sought justice for hundreds victims of a 1981massacre at El Mozote in El Salvador.
Four members of Colombia's security forces have been killed while being held by guerillas, a possible war crime.
Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.