Tag: <span>Amnesty International</span>

Rights Groups Applaud Release of Alleged Torture Victims in Mexico

Four people were released from prison in two border towns in Mexico, after spending years incarcerated for crimes which rights groups say they were wrongfully accused and later convicted of […] Read More >

Cuban Prisoners Freed after Amnesty International Labels Them Prisoners of Conscience

Today in Latin America Top Story — Cuba released three prisoners who were arrested at a protest and held for 52 days without charges, Amnesty International said Monday. According to […] Read More >

United Nations Summit Addresses Poverty; Latin American Leaders Call For Change

Today in Latin America Top Story — Poverty was the major talking point on the opening day of the United Nations summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “These Millennium Development […] Read More >

Afro-Colombian Community Faces Eviction To Make Way For Gold Exploration

An Afro-descendant community in northern Colombia is in danger of being displaced to make way for gold exploration, according to reports from Washington-based advocacy organizations. The community at La Toma, […] Read More >

Amnesty International Asks Peru To Drop Charges Against Indigenous Leader Alberto Pizango

Human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) called upon the Peruvian authorities to drop charges against indigenous leader Alberto Pizango on Friday. The Peruvian government has accused Pizango of rebellion, sedition, […] Read More >

Jamaican Authorities Accused Of Killing Bystanders While Attempting To Apprehend Christopher “Dudus” Coke

Today in Latin America Top Story — With the death toll at 73 people, alleged Jamaican drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke has yet to be captured and some are accusing […] Read More >

Cuban Dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s Death Draws Attention To Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo from a hunger strike in protest against prison conditions on Tuesday has catapulted Cuba to […] Read More >