Indigenous families in Panama are at risk of being flooded out of their homes as a dam nears completion.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.
Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.
Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.
World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.
The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.
Amnesty International reiterated its call on Israel to completely lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip as Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu met US President Barack Obama in Washington this week.
Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.
Amnesty International called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect those in poverty.
Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja have been detained since July 2009 for their activities as members of a group fighting high tariffs in Campeche.