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More than 26,000 Mexicans have disappeared since 2006
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Criminal Groups Enslaving Mexicans In ‘Forced Labor Camps’

Disappeared Mexicans are reportedly being enslaved in forced labor camps run by criminal groups, a scenario that could help account for the tens of thousands...
Mexico's disappeared number in the thousands
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Mexico Security Forces Facing More Scrutiny After Accusations of Abuse

Accusations were filed against Mexican security and judicial officials for 21 extrajudicial killings and 20 forced disappearances in the first five months of 2013,...
Colombia has the world's highest number of displaced people
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BACRIM Displacement Victims Win Legal Recognition in Colombia

Colombia's Constitutional Court has decreed that the National Victim's Registry must cover people displaced by the BACRIM, marking a victory for the thousands...
Guerrero residents demand action on kidnapping
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Armed Men Kidnap 17 People in Mexican Town

A group of armed men have kidnapped at least 17 people after bursting into homes in the Mexican state of...
Police looking at the crime scene in Nova Holanda
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Brazil Police Kill ‘Drug Traffickers’ Following Favela Protest

A security force operation in northern Rio de Janeiro has left eight people dead, as the country struggles to contain a popular uprising partly fueled by police...
Nicaragua's National Police
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Victims Say Nicaragua Police Torture Prisoners

Police in Nicaragua are engaging in serious human rights abuses, according to testimony collected by a human rights organization, highlighting that even in the most...
A scene from a violent riot in Venezuela's Uribana prison
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New Venezuelan Prison Regulations Seek to Protect Human Rights

Venezuela has implemented new regulations in 14 of the country's prisons in an attempt to reform the notoriously violent penal system, although it remains to be...
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Missing Mexican Activists Found Dead In Guerrero

The bodies of three activists who went missing last week have been found on the side of a road in Guerrero state, the latest victims in Mexico's so-called "crisis"...
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11 Disappear In Mexico City ‘Police Operation’

A group of 11 people reportedly went missing following a police operation at a bar in Mexico’s Federal District, calling attention to the country's ongoing...
CINEP presents its new report
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‘Paramilitaries Behind Majority of Colombia Human Rights Violations’

A new report by a Colombian non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in close association with Colombia's Jesuit order asserts that the majority of human...
Amnesty International criticized Mexico in 2013 report
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Amnesty International Critiques Human Rights Abuses of Mexico Drug War

In its annual report, Amnesty International criticized Mexico for human rights abuses committed during President Calderon's militarized response to organized crime,...
IACHR Rapporteur for Women's Rights Tracy Robinson,
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Honduras Indigenous Denounce Human Rights Abuses by Drug Traffickers

A group of indigenous women in Honduras has reported human abuses by drug traffickers to a visiting Interamerican Commission of Human Rights's (IACHR)...