At least four people died and scores were injured across the country after the election of Daniel Ortega.
The Uruguayan government has revoked a controversial 1986 law that shielded officials from prosecution for crimes against humanity.
A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
In a legal precedent for Mexico, two Indigenous women raped by soldiers in 2002 have had their cases moved to the civilian justice system.
An armed ambush that killed a judge near Rio de Janeiro highlights the city's high level of criminality and police corruption.
Guatemalan presidential candidates are urged to commit to protecting and improving human rights ahead of elections in September.
Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.
Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.
Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.
Guatemala's authorities are called on to fully investigate alleged political killings ahead of September's elections.
Authorities do little to protect rural workers in Brazil who face ongoing intimidation by hired gunmen.
European countries are pressed to extradite or prosecute Guatemalan former officials over alleged human rights abuses.
Impunity abounds in Aragua, Venezuela, as local police officers are suspected of killing seven members of one family
The mother of Sheldon Gary Davis tells how he was killed by Jamaican security forces while in their custody, during the 2010 state of emergency.
El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.
Government urged to investigate links between gangs and public officials, following the arrest of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting the US, is commander in chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces, which face allegations of war crimes, enforced disappearances, and torture.
An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.
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.
The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.