Mexico's President Felipe Calderón must send a clear message that human rights violations by Mexico’s armed forces will not be tolerated.
Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.
Naval authorities have denied detaining José Fortino Martinez but eyewitnesses say they saw official vehicles carrying him to the gates of a nearby military base.
Following a dramatic 49-49 vote Uruguay's Parliament has failed to annul the effects of a controversial 1986 amnesty law.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.
Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.
President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.
The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.
Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.
Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.
The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.
The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.