Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Americas

07 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Dominican Republic to immediately halt the mass deportation of Haitian migrants amid claims by the authorities that the move is necessary to prevent the spread of cholera.

23 December 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the sentence handed to a former Argentine president responsible for crimes against humanity in the 1970s and 80s.

16 December 2010

An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.

15 December 2010

The Cuban authorities have prevented Guillermo Fariñas from leaving Cuba to accept the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in France.

09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

01 December 2010

A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.

26 November 2010

Carlos Vielman was released by the Spanish authorities this week, after Guatemala failed to meet a deadline for filing the proper documentation for his extradition.

26 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.

18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

18 November 2010

The USA urged to ensure all remaining detainees are tried in federal court – not in military commissions – or immediately released,  following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani.

10 November 2010

Former US President George W Bush has confirmed his personal involvement in authorizing "water-boarding" and other techniques against "high value detainees".

08 November 2010
08 November 2010
08 November 2010

Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.

08 November 2010
25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

22 October 2010

Jeffrey Landrigan, who is to be executed next week, has been denied a hearing into his claim that he received poor legal representation at his trial.

22 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.

22 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization.

14 October 2010

Former Interior Minister Carlos Vielman and former National Director of Police Erwin Sperisen are among those being investigated over the killings of prisoners in 2005 and 2006.

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