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Paramilitary Group in Veracruz Police Carried Out Disappearances: Attorney General

Authorities in Mexico have ordered the arrest of more than two dozen high-ranking state police officials for their alleged role in a paramilitary group accused of...

‘El Salvador Must Break the Cycle of Impunity’: UN Rep

The United Nations has it eyes set on El Salvador. In a period of a few months, four of its top experts visited the country, returning with largely damning...

GameChangers 2017: Venezuela’s Maduro Administration Strengthens Criminal Ties

Venezuela's role as a hotbed for organized crime in the Americas has deepened this year. The country’s political, economic and social crises have...
Criminal defamation lawsuits target journalists covering corruption and crime in Peru

Peru Defamation Lawsuits Are Chilling Coverage of Crime and Corruption

Several Peruvian news outlets are facing a slew of lawsuits that highlight how Peru's harsh penalties against defamation are creating a chilling effect on media...
The civilian justice system has a 3.2 percent success rate against soldiers

Mexico Reforms Failing to Prevent Rights Abuses by Military: Report

A new report reiterates that, despite reforms, Mexico is failing to adequately investigate and prosecute soldiers accused of committing abuses, a reminder of the...
Murdered Honduran activist Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres Murder Report Underscores Criminal Ties of Honduras Business, State

A new report has determined that a network of senior business executives and Honduran officials coordinated the murder of renowned environmental rights activist...
Brazil soldier on patrol wearing a skull mask

Brazil Senate Vote Could Shield Soldiers Charged With Abuses

Brazil's Senate approved a controversial measure that would transfer jurisdiction for alleged crimes committed by members of the armed forces to the military...
Dany Romero at the time of his 2016 arrest in El Salvador

Weekly InSight: El Salvador’s Dany Romero – Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

In our September 28 Facebook Live session, senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke with freelance journalist Nicholas Phillips about his recent investigation into the life...

The Allegory of El Salvador’s ‘Dany Boy’: MS13 Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

Dany Balmore Romero García faces trial in El Salvador on charges of participating in gang activities and conspiring to commit murder. The case against him...
El Salvador Deputy Minister of Security Raúl López

El Salvador Death Squad Cases Go International

A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence of extrajudicial killings carried out by El Salvador's police forces, in a case...
Latin America is the most murderous region for land rights, environmental activists

LatAm is Most Murderous Region for Land, Environmental Activists: Report

Latin America is the most dangerous region in the world for activists fighting for their land or trying to safeguard the environment, according to a Global Witness...
Colinas de Santa Fe, site of Mexico's largest mass grave discovery

Buried Truth: A Look at Mass Graves in Mexico

The problem of forced disappearances and mass graves in Mexico is greater than what the state claims. Reports regarding the location of clandestine graves are...