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

Regional News

from Americas

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.

08 October 2010

Ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has urged the USA, the only country that carried out executions in the Americas in 2009, to end its use of capital punishment.

08 October 2010

On the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has welcomed President Álvaro Colom’s public commitment to veto proposed legislation that would lead to the reapplication of the death penalty.

05 October 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as parliamentarians debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000. 

29 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Paraguayan authorities to return land to an under-threat indigenous group, after a court condemned the government's treatment of the marginalised community.

28 September 2010

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.

24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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