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

Regional News

from Americas

13 November 2009
Brazilian and Paraguayan authorities must redouble their efforts to find an indigenous teacher who has been missing since 30 October.
10 November 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the use of apparently toxic pesticides to intimidate an indigenous community after they resisted being forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands.
06 November 2009
Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Nicaraguan Supreme Court continues to delay its judgment on the legality of new criminal laws on abortion which entered into force in 2008.
05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
04 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Guyanese authorities to charge police officers involved in the torture and ill-treatment of three individuals who were detained in relation to a murder investigation.
29 October 2009
In a record vote of the UN General Assembly, 187 countries said the US should end its embargo against Cuba
28 October 2009
Two members of a peasant organization in Chiapas State, currently held in a state prison, were blindfolded, bound and beaten during their interrogation.
27 October 2009
Three programmes have been cancelled by a popular radio station, because their broadcasts 'failed to promote peace' and 'discredited' the electoral process.
23 October 2009
The Peruvian Congress' has decided to stand by its proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases where women and girls become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
20 October 2009
A law in Uruguay that has allowed the police and military to get away with torture and murder should be annulled.
20 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian authorities to step up recent efforts to decriminalise abortion in the country.
19 October 2009

The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.
16 October 2009
Amnesty International has criticised the Paraguayan Congress for rejecting a draft bill that would have returned ancestral land to the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
16 October 2009
Sister Helen Prejean gives Amnesty International her personal account on how educating people on the issue of the death penalty can make a difference.
15 October 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.
13 October 2009
Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.
09 October 2009
US President Barack Obama must keep justice, human rights and the rule of law at the centre of his efforts to promote peace.
09 October 2009
A Texas man who faces execution after jurors at his trial consulted the Bible when deliberating his fate should have his death sentence commuted, Amnesty International has said.
09 October 2009
01 October 2009
The three men were part of a group of seven undocumented migrants from El Salvador and Ecuador who where shot at by Mexican security forces as they crossed into the state of Chiapas.
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