Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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.
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.
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.
The torture took place 14 months ago, but the judicial action has only begun after its publication on YouTube fueled allegations that the practice is common in Mexico.
The families had pinned their hopes for finding out what happened to the students on a panel of international experts monitoring the government’s probe. Now those experts are about to leave the country because the government will not renew their...
The national human rights commission says it has a credible witness who saw and heard federal police agents okay the abduction of between 15 and 20 of the students.
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.
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.
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."
The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team found no evidence of the kind of fire required to support the government's earlier conclusion that the students were incinerated at a garbage dump. This is the second external study to demolish that version.
The country's draconian abortion ban has led to far too many women being shamed, abused, and sentenced to prison.
The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed Mexico's record on abuses, torture, and illegal executions, saying 'I wish everyone could meet' victims of state violence in the country.