Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.
Authorities urged to ensure that when the country's former leader is extradited by France he is tried for human rights abuses during his 1980s rule.
Across the Americas, Indigenous Peoples are seen as standing in the way of commercial interests and their human rights are consistently violated.
After a TV presenter was shot dead in the Dominican Republic, authorities must do more to protect journalists who face threats.
A landmark court ruling in Guatemala sentences four soldiers for their involvement in a bloody massacre in Dos Erres village in 1982.
A former columnist and three newspaper directors in Ecuador face jail terms after President Rafael Correa sued them for criminal libel.
Authorities in Haiti's capital have forcibly evicted hundreds of families from a makeshift camp formed after last year's devastating earthquake.
The family of disappeared priest Michael Woodward are challenging the dropping of murder and torture charges against former officials.
Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.
The US Attorney General's decision to close investigations into scores of alleged torture cases is a blow to justice.
Mexico's President Felipe Calderón must send a clear message that human rights violations by Mexico’s armed forces will not be tolerated.
A deadly riot in a Venezuelan prison should spark urgent reforms in a prison system with chronic problems.
Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.
Naval authorities have denied detaining José Fortino Martinez but eyewitnesses say they saw official vehicles carrying him to the gates of a nearby military base.
Guatemala's authorities are called on to fully investigate alleged political killings ahead of September's elections.
A prominent human rights lawyer appeals a jail sentence for his role in a demonstration for land reform in Brazil.
Mental disability concerns and questions over possible racial discrimination lead to a call for clemency in a pending death sentence case.
European countries are pressed to extradite or prosecute Guatemalan former officials over alleged human rights abuses.
Authorities do little to protect rural workers in Brazil who face ongoing intimidation by hired gunmen.
Members of an Indigenous community in north-western Argentina battle repeated attempts to forcibly evict them from their homes.