As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
Two members of a previous convoy were killed last month, while trying to bring aid to the blockaded people of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca state.
Amnesty International has urged the Peruvian authorities to drop unsubstantiated charges against a prominent Indigenous leader, who was detained on his return to the country this week after almost a year in Nicaragua.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.
The Colombian authorities must investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.
Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.
Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to end harassment of independent journalists following a month in which several reporters were arbitrarily detained and intimidated for criticizing the government.
All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.
Laura Pollan who, has been campaigning for the release of her husband since 2003, talks about police ill-treatment and her work on behalf of prisoners of conscience.
President Raúl Castro has been urged to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience.
President Raúl Castro also called upon to allow independent monitoring of the country's human rights situation by UN experts and other human rights groups.
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.
Amnesty International has adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.
Amnesty International has urged President Raúl Castro to release all prisoners of conscience after Orlando Zapata Tamayo died in Havana on Monday.