It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.
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.
In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.
The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.
Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.
Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis
Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.
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.
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.
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.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
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.
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.