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Warrants Breathe New Hope Into Mexico’s Unsolved Ayotzinapa Investigation

Authorities in Mexico have announced a fresh wave of arrest warrants against government officials for their alleged connection to the still unsolved disappearance...
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Brazil Police Killings Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic

The states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro recorded upticks in numbers of killings by Brazilian police during the first months of 2020, even while crime rates...
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Armed Groups in Colombia Target Children Amid Pandemic

Irregular armed groups in Colombia have ramped up their recruiting of poor young people, who find themselves even more vulnerable with schools shut down...
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‘Who Killed Berta Cáceres?’ – New Book Probes High-Profile Honduras Murder

When journalist Nina Lakhani first met Berta Cáceres in 2013 on the eve of the general elections in Honduras, the indigenous land defender knew she couldn’t give...
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Colombia’s Coca Eradicators Spared From Coronavirus Lockdown

While it has imposed a stringent coronavirus lockdown, the Colombian government has come under fire for allowing coca eradication campaigns to continue largely...
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Coronavirus May Be Providing Cover for Police Abuses in El Salvador

Police in El Salvador have come under fire after the body of an alleged gang member was found beaten and handcuffed despite family being told he died of...
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Venezuela Prison Implodes Under Additional Strain From Coronavirus

In mid-March, alarms were being raised about how vulnerable Venezuelan prisoners were to the spread of the coronavirus and the draconian measures implemented to...
Inmates in Argentina are demanding protection from a potential Coronavirus outbreak in prisons
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Coronavirus Turns House Arrest Into Hot Button Issue in Argentina

Fears of the coronavirus' spread within Argentina's prisons has ignited inmate protests and led officials to release prisoners to house arrest, a move that has...
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Torture is Widespread, Systematic Security Tactic in Mexico: Report

Of the tens of thousands of investigations into the use of torture in Mexico since 2006, less than one percent have ended in convictions -- stark evidence of the...
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Mexico’s Environmental Activists Killed for Resisting Infrastructure Projects

A new report has found that 86 environmental activists have been killed in Mexico since 2012, with a third of the killings linked to energy projects -- an alarming...
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Coronavirus Could Worsen Health Crisis in Venezuela Prisons

A prisoners rights' group says about a quarter of inmate deaths in Venezuela's police holding cells in 2019 were due to tuberculosis and other treatable illnesses,...
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Warnings of Child Recruitment Taking Place Close to Bogotá, Colombia

A new report warning of child recruitment in a municipality bordering Colombia's capital city of Bogotá shows that this issue is a nationwide concern, spreading...