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U.N. rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The latest toll takes the total number killed in the political crisis to 23, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

PRO-MORALES PROTEST. View of the road linking El Alto and La Paz blocked by supporters of the ex-President Evo Morales, as seen from El Alto, Bolivia on November 16, 2019. Supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales are blocking roads leading to La Paz, causing shortages of products at markets. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

US CHARGES. In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Nicaragua protest death toll at 317, rights group says

Aug 02, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) says the death toll since protests broke out on April 18 includes 21 police officers and 23 underage victims.

PROTESTS. Youngsters hold homemade mortars during a march by University students and medical doctors dismissed from public hospitals for treating wounded anti-government protesters, against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, in Managua, Nicaragua, on July 31, 2018. File photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Nicaraguan dialogue to end crisis falls apart

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Opposition groups and Catholic bishops walk out of the discussions, accusing the government of failing to make good on a promise to invite international organizations to come to Nicaragua and help probe the violence

MORE PROTESTS. An anti-government demonstrator waves a flag while taking part in a protest in Managua, Nicaragua on June 17, 2018, demanding justice for the death of 6 members of a single family who died when their house was burnt at dawn on Saturday, June 16, after a group of men armed wearing hoods threw a Molotov cocktail. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Venezuela ex-attorney general says contract killers set after her

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Luisa Ortega: I have information that the persecution is continuing against me and that the government has contracted hitmen to end my life

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference at the General Prosecutor's office in San Jose on August 28, 2017. Ezequiel Becerra/AFP

Mexico backs down from 'historic truth' in student case

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Investigators are searching for the students elsewhere and looking into the possible collusion of other police officers in the disappearance

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Parents of the students and opposition lawmakers demand that Tomas Zeron the head of the criminal investigations agency be fired

MISSING STUDENTS. People participate in a march marking 19 months since the disappearance of 43 Mexican education students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College, in Mexico City, Mexico, 26 April 2016. File photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Experts say Mexico damaging probe of 43 missing students

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Independent experts investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico threaten to stop working with government authorities accusing them of manipulating the probe for political ends

Members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (L-R) Alejandro Valencia, Claudia Paz, Francisco Cox, Angela Buitrago and Carlos Beristain during a press conference at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City, Mexico, April 6, 2016. Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexico seeks new DNA tests in missing students case

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Independent forensic experts from Argentina are helping government investigators to find any remains that could be sent for for lab tests

NEW DNA TESTS. Relatives of missing students from Ayotzinapa teachers school participate in a protest in Mexico City, Mexico, September 25, 2015. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexican leader vows to seek truth in 43 missing case

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED The parents of those missing has presented 8 demands to President Enrique Pena Nieto in a document charging that the authorities had manufactured a historic lie

ONE YEAR AFTER. Supporters of relatives of 43 Mexican students missing march holding portraits as part of the event to commemorate the first year of their disappearance, in Tixtla, Mexico, September 24, 2015. Photo by Francisca Meza/EPA