human rights abuses
El Salvador Cops and Soldiers Are Executing Gang Members and Pretending They Didn't Do It, Official Says
An investigation by Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales found evidence of extrajudicial executions in two incidents last year, raising fears of a return to the civil war death squads of the 1980s.
Mexican Soldiers and a Federal Agent Caught on Tape Torturing a Woman
The video appears to back allegations of widespread torture in the context of Mexico’s drug wars, and the prominent role given to the army within them.
Ethiopians Aren't Optimistic That Obama Can Help End Country's Human Rights Abuses
Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
The US Military Is Worried It’s Supporting Human Rights Abuses with Aid to Mexico
In internal documents, Pentagon analysts at US Northern Command express concern over cases of security forces killing unarmed civilians in Mexico. The US has sent $2.5 billion to Mexico for its fight against drug cartels.