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Rights Group Condemns School That Strip Searched Children Over Missing $14

The government of the western state of Michoacan should take action to "repair the damage done" to about 20 schoolchildren who were strip searched at a public school where 180 pesos ($13.80) had been reported missing, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »

Constitutional Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Law in Spain

The Spanish Constitutional Court defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration. continue reading »

Hispanic Workers in North Carolina Hit by Wage Theft “Epidemic”

Wage theft is becoming an "epidemic" in North Carolina, according to a study released Tuesday by the NC Justice Center's Workers' Rights Project and the University of North Carolina Immigration/Human Rights Clinic. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing of Human Rights Defender Diego Luiz Berbare Bandeira, attorney and member of the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association in São Paulo, in the city of Caraguatatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Wins German Peace Prize

Attorney Alejandro Cerezo received Germany's Aachen peace prize on behalf of Comite Cerezo, which works to defend human rights in Mexico. continue reading »

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas Released After Being Detained 4 Times in A Week

Prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was released Saturday after almost 48 hours in custody, he told Efe in a telephone call. continue reading »

Cuba Open to Discussing Human Rights with U.S.

Cuba is open to dialogue with the United States about all topics, including human rights, but only on the basis of equality, President Raul Castro said Thursday. continue reading »

IACHR Takes On Dominican Republic in Mass Expulsion Case

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed an application with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case No. 12.271, Benito Tide Méndez et al., Dominican Republic. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Senator Rubio Issues a Stern Warning to Cuban Government

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics, Marco spoke at a hearing Thursday about countering repression and strengthening civil society in Cuba . continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »

ACLU Alleges Extensive Abuse by U.S. Border Patrol

The American Civil Liberties Union today demanded a federal investigation into allegations of rampant abuse of individuals, including U.S. citizens and legal residents, by Customs and Border Protection agents at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

UN Fears Venezuela Departing Human Rights Commission

The United Nations today voiced concern over Venezuela’s announcement that it is establishing a committee to evaluate the possibility of withdrawing from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). continue reading »

Mexican Human Rights Activist’s Norma Andrade Face Slashed by Attacker

Mexican human rights activist Norma Andrade suffered a knife wound to the face in an attack in this capital and has been hospitalized, officials said. An unknown assailant attacked Andrade at around 8:00 a.m. Friday while she was walking her granddaughter to school, a spokesman for the Mexico City District Attorney's Office told continue reading »