Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime.
Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.
Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.
The Brazilian authorities must immediately suspend a court order to evict 170 Guarani–Kaiowá indigenous people from a portion of their ancestral lands.
A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle has won a prestigious award.
Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples.
Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development.
Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children.
A regional human rights court has ruled that Ecuador was responsible for human rights violations against the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Amazon.
Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.
Julian Assange views Ecuador as a safe haven but for many who live there, planted firmly in their lands, justice remains a distant reality.
Peruvian authorities have imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country, where protests over construction of a goldmine have turned deadly.
Despite opposition, human rights language has survived in the Rio+20 summit's outcome document – but it does not go far enough.
Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis
World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Government urged to act as activists continue their campaign for a solution to the country's ongoing problem of land disputes and forced evictions.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.