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Colombia Police Stations Face Overcrowding and Escape Attempts

An escape attempt by detainees held at a Medellín police station shows that overcrowding in Colombia's prisons has affected smaller law enforcement facilities,...
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Colombia Unconvincingly Walks Back Controversial Military Plan

New orders from Colombia’s military leadership showing a possible return to policies that previously led to a wave of extrajudicial killings has sown further...
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Corruption Leaves Ecuador’s Prisoners Facing Precarious Conditions

The intoxication of 204 inmates in a prison in Ecuador is the latest revelation of deep-seated corruption inside the country’s prison system, where surrender of...
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Graffiti Death Threats – Venezuela’s New Tool of Fear

The recent appearance of threatening graffiti targeting political, social and student leaders in Venezuela is a previously unknown tactic in the country, although...
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Venezuelan Government Turned Drug Dens into ‘Torture Houses’

Shocking revelations by a Venezuelan government official about torture carried out by government institutions has allegedly revealed the existence of "torture...
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Trails Along Colombia-Venezuela Border Are Criminal Enclaves

In the aftermath of the closure of the Colombia-Venezuela border, criminal groups have seized control of illegal trails, known as "trochas," that have become the...
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Rare Public Apology Shines Light on Government Impunity in Mexico

The Mexican government recently issued a public apology to the families of five young people that were forcibly disappeared in January 2016 in Veracruz. The...
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Arrest of Venezuela’s New Political Star Potential Misstep by Police

Members of Venezuela’s political police detained and later freed the country’s new president of Parliament in an event that resembled a kidnapping, showcasing...
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Venezuela Police Hide Killings Behind Claims of Resisting Authority

A recent report concluded that, in Venezuela, government security forces were responsible for 37 percent of the homicides that occurred in capital city Caracas...
Seven of the eight men convicted for the murder of Berta Cáceres await jail time
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Guilty Verdict in Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras is Partial Justice

Authorities in Honduras found seven of the eight men accused in the high-profile murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Cáceres guilty, a welcomed step...
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Accusations Against Guatemala Deputy Minister Open New Questions About President’s Cabinet

The indictment of a senior Guatemalan government official concerning his alleged participation in police death squads has reopened deep questions about President...
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Impunity Persists in LatAm Cases of Murdered Journalists

A new report says that authorities in Latin America continue to struggle in prosecuting cases of murdered journalists, suggesting an unwillingness to adequately...