Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Latin America's Top Human Rights Organization Is Broke — And It's Blaming the Region's Governments
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights blames its financial troubles on the reluctance of governments to fund work that exposes abuse. Some governments say the commission has become too political.
Cartels Are Displacing an Indigenous Group That's Lived in This Mexican State for Centuries
Rarámuri communities in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico are being pushed off their land and forced to flee because violent drug cartels in the area are expanding their presence and tightening their violent control.
Mexican General Who Led the 'Death Platoon' Will Go to Prison for Torture and Murder
General Manuel de Jesús Moreno Aviña was convicted of one case, though he allegedly a wider rule of terror in a small border town, and even oversaw the resale of drugs his forces seized.
Allegations of Giving Voters Cash Could Disqualify Peru’s Presidential Frontrunner
The expulsion of Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fujimori, would plunge the elections into chaos. Not doing so would shred what little credibility the electoral authorities have left.
An American Mother Who Led an Anti-Cartel Militia in Mexico Has Been Freed From Jail
Nestora Salgado is one of the most well-known leaders of the self defense militia movement that sprung up in 2012 as a response to the government's inability to protect citizens from local drug cartels.
The Mexican Government Isn't Thrilled With a New Report on Torture and Illegal Killings
A highly-critical report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights triggered a vehement rebuttal from the government that called it "biased" and "unfounded."