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Amnesty International Applauds Release of 2 Mexican Journalists

Amnesty International praised the release on bail of Mexican journalists Gustavo Ruiz Lizarraga and Pavel Alejandro Primo, who were arrested while covering teachers' protests in this capital against President Enrique Peña Nieto's education overhaul. continue reading »

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation of Deaths by Mexican Army

Amnesty International is calling for a "complete and impartial" investigation into the shooting deaths in northern Mexico of two young people who perished earlier this month at the hands of army troops. continue reading »

LatAm Activists Facing Greater Intimidation, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International said in a report released Friday that human rights activists throughout the Americas face "escalating levels" of intimidation and violence. continue reading »

Amnesty International: 40 Central American Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

At least 40 Central American migrants were abducted this week while crossing southeastern Mexico en route to the United States, Amnesty International said Friday. continue reading »

AI Criticizes Lack of Enforcement When 6 out of 10 Mexican Women are Victims of Sexual Assaults

Amnesty International on Thursday denounced the impunity that prevails amid the growing violence and discrimination against women in Mexico. In a report presented to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, AI said that Mexican authorities do not protect the victims of sexual violence or guarantee that those responsible for the abuse will be brought to justice. continue reading »

Cuba Agrees to Visit By U.N. Rapporteur on Torture

Cuba pledged Friday to allow a visit by the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture, whose predecessor tried unsuccessfully to obtain authorization to visit the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »

Migrants’ Rights Activist Fleeing Mexico in Wake of Death Threats

Migrants' rights activist the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who received death threats a few weeks ago, said he was leaving Mexico temporarily for his own safety. continue reading »

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

The U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under international law to ensure respect for the rights of immigrants regardless of their legal status, Amnesty International USA says in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

#1 Item CentAm Migrants in Mexico Need? Socks AI Responds (VIDEO)

Amnesty International has launched a new campaign to call attention to the plight of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico, urging the public to donate socks to help protect their feet during the perilous journey. The London-based rights group said in a statement Thursday that it conducted a survey of Central American migrants, continue reading »

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

More than one in ten of all murders in the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, are committed by the police, Amnesty International said in a new report today. continue reading »

Mexico’s Strategy to Protect Migrants Fails to Have Impact

The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has so far failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped regularly in the country, Amnesty International said a year after the plan was first launched. continue reading »

Groups Call the Approval of ‘Monster Dam’ in Brazil a “Tragic Day for the Amazon”

Amnesty International and a number of other groups hoping to protect both the rainforest and indigenous people of Brazil, have urged the Brazilian government to suspend – or in some cases stop – the building of the Belo Monte dam, continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal with Amnesty International Highlight the Plight of Illegal Immigrants

Attempting to bring awareness to the humanity and truth of immigration, Gael Garcia Bernal, in partnership with Amnesty International, has filmed a number of conversations with immigrants all over Mexico as they attempt to cross into the United States. continue reading »