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15 Jan 2016 description
report Latinamerica Press

More than half of the activist deaths in the world have occurred in Latin America.

2015 was a dismal year for those who defend human rights in the region. According to Front Line Defenders, an international organization dedicated to the protection of human rights defenders, with headquarters in Ireland, 156 people died in the past year for defending human rights, 87 of them in Latin America and 54 alone in Colombia.

19 Feb 2015 description
report Latinamerica Press

More than 22,000 persons were subjected to forced disappearance between 2006 and 2014. The practice of enforced disappearance is widespread throughout the territory of Mexico and most cases remain unpunished, declared the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances in a report released on Feb. 13.