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178 LGBTI murdered in Honduras since 2009
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Police, Gangs Behind Abuse of Honduras’ LGBTI Community

The principal victimizers of Honduras' LGBTI community are police and criminal gangs, according to a new report by local rights groups, highlighting how...
The two Rio police accused of the killings
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‘Two Down’: Video of Brazil Police Killings Raises Disturbing Questions

A recent video of police seemingly executing teenage suspects raises an important question: to what extent could registered disappearance figures be hiding lethal...
ICRC workers attend to an injured man in Guatemala
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Is Central America’s Gang Violence a Humanitarian Crisis?

Violence perpetrated by "mara" street gangs and drug trafficking groups in Central America undermines the state and leads to high homicide rates, forced recruitment...
Tribal land in Honduras
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Honduras Indigenous, Tribal Lands Hard-Hit by Drug Trade

Recent reports have identified indigenous groups in Honduras as some of the most affected by the expansion of drug trafficking operations, illustrating the...
A woman protesting sexual violence in Colombia
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What Will New Sexual Violence Law Mean for Victims in Colombia’s Conflict?

Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standing armed conflict crimes against humanity, but...
Freddy Rendon Herrera, alias "El Aleman"
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Mass Release of Paramilitaries Could Disrupt Colombia Underworld

Over 400 former paramilitary fighters in Colombia, including numerous ex-leaders, are slated for release from prison by December 2014, an event that could cause...
Guatemala's new Attorney General, Thelma Aldana
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Guatemala New AG Appointment Blow to Anti-Impunity Campaigners

President Otto Perez has named Thelma Aldana as Guatemala's new attorney general, a controversial decision that raises fears of a return to impunity after four...
Paz y Paz is sworn in by former President Colom
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The War of Paz y Paz: The Revolution

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolution from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She...
Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt during his trial
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The War of Paz y Paz: The Victims

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolutionary war from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions....
Mexican journalists protesting murders of colleagues
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Violence Against Media Report Shows Continued Impunity in LatAm

A newly released index ranking the countries where journalists' murders are most likely to go unpunished names three Latin American countries in the list of worst...
An Israeli "Hermes" drone in Brazil
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Drone Use in Latin America: Dangers and Opportunities

Drones are gaining popularity in Latin American surveillance due to their technological advantages, but their use currently lacks a legal framework. While people...
Gang members accused of murdering a policeman in January
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El Salvador to Wield Terror Laws Against Gangs

El Salvador's top prosecutor says he will use the government's anti-terrorism laws to prosecute gang members who attack police, opening the way for even tougher...