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.
Brazil should have consulted with Indigenous Peoples before approving construction of a megadam on their land in the Amazon.
Impunity abounds in Aragua, Venezuela, as local police officers are suspected of killing seven members of one family
The killing of a prominent Guatemalan trade unionist has raised fears for the safety of workers rights activists in the country.
Indigenous families in Panama are at risk of being flooded out of their homes as a dam nears completion.
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.
Following a dramatic 49-49 vote Uruguay's Parliament has failed to annul the effects of a controversial 1986 amnesty law.
US president Barack Obama urged to use his speech on the Middle East to commit to the pursuit of a more even-handed approach to Arab states, with human rights at its heart.
An independent and transparent investigation is needed into a new detainee death in the Guantánamo detention camp
The discovery of 513 migrants being smuggled through Mexico in squalid conditions highlights the vulnerability faced by thousands.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.
Ruling gives same-sex couples same rights as married heterosexuals.
Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.
Amnesty International renews its call on US authorities to release or give fair trials to remaining detainees after leaked files reveal fresh details about detention centre.
Private Bradley Manning is moving to a less harsh detention centre after 10 months in a military brig on accusations of giving documents to Wikileaks.
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.