Fourteen Mexican soldiers have been given lengthy prison sentences over the killing of civilians at an army checkpoint in 2007.
The Uruguayan government has revoked a controversial 1986 law that shielded officials from prosecution for crimes against humanity.
Decades after Argentina's military dictatorship ended, the latest in a series of trials has brought former officials to justice for crimes against humanity.
An armed ambush that killed a judge near Rio de Janeiro highlights the city's high level of criminality and police corruption.
Guatemalan presidential candidates are urged to commit to protecting and improving human rights ahead of elections in September.
Authorities urged to ensure that when the country's former leader is extradited by France he is tried for human rights abuses during his 1980s rule.
After a TV presenter was shot dead in the Dominican Republic, authorities must do more to protect journalists who face threats.
The family of disappeared priest Michael Woodward are challenging the dropping of murder and torture charges against former officials.
Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.
Guatemala's authorities are called on to fully investigate alleged political killings ahead of September's elections.
European countries are pressed to extradite or prosecute Guatemalan former officials over alleged human rights abuses.
Impunity abounds in Aragua, Venezuela, as local police officers are suspected of killing seven members of one family
The mother of Sheldon Gary Davis tells how he was killed by Jamaican security forces while in their custody, during the 2010 state of emergency.
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.
Government urged to investigate links between gangs and public officials, following the arrest of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border.
Authorities urged to conduct a full investigation into the deaths of 59 people, whose bodies were found on a route used by migrants travelling to the USA.
Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.
Authorities urged to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice, ahead of International Women's Day.