- Tropical Storm Nate - Oct 2017
- Mexico: Earthquakes - Sep 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Jul 2014
- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
- Mexico: Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel - Sep 2013
- Central America: Dengue Outbreak - 2013-2014
US authorities must put an immediate end to both the separation and detention of children and families who come to the US border with Mexico seeking asylum, while also immediately reuniting the thousands of families who remain separated as a result of the Trump administration’s unlawful and damaging policies, said Amnesty International ahead of the Global Day of Action against these practices planned for 30 June.
Faced with the most violent election process in its history, Mexico must take serious measures to guarantee that its citizens can exercise their human rights, including the right to participation in public affairs during the elections this Sunday, Amnesty International said today.
“The Mexican authorities must provide the necessary conditions so that people’s human rights are not affected in the context of the electoral process, including throughout polling day on Sunday and over the following days” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 31 ST SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2018
The US government must stop separating asylum-seeking parents from their children and denying them access to asylum procedures through prolonged detention, said Amnesty International today in response to reports of the US Department of Homeland Security’s adoption of a draconian family separation policy that will apply to anyone who presents themselves at the U.S.-Mexico border.
US and Mexican authorities must stop demonizing participants of the caravan from Central America and respect their fundamental right to seek asylum, said Amnesty International today, ahead of their expected arrival at the border between both countries later this week.
“Seeking asylum is not a crime in the USA or anywhere. The efforts of US officials to tarnish asylum seekers as criminals are cynical fabrications that ring hollow,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
By Erika Guevara Rosas, Directora para las Américas de Amnistía Internacional
Early in the morning on 25 March, a young couple were driving with their three daughters and niece to the border town of Nuevo Laredo when a Mexican naval helicopter opened fire on them. Caught in the middle of the hail of bullets unleashed by personnel from the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), the mother and two of her daughters were killed instantly.
29 November 2017
In recent days, the Mexican Congress has rushed discussions about the Law on Internal Security (Ley de Seguridad Interior, LSI) that would normalize the participation of Mexico’s armed forces in public security tasks. In the media and in public spaces, legislators from various political parties have insisted on the law’s approval. Despite documented concerns from civil society organizations, and against the opinion of human rights and security experts, Mexico’s Congress plans to debate the law on Thursday, November 30.
29 de noviembre de 2017
Un devastador sismo golpeó México el 19 de septiembre. Cientos de personas han muerto, miles han quedado sin hogar, y servicios esenciales han sufrido daños en varias localidades. Las autoridades mexicanas deben garantizar que los esfuerzos de ayuda y reconstrucción protejan los derechos humanos, sin discriminación.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT A TIME OF REGRESSION
Amnesty International welcomes the XLVII General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) as a regional space in which dialogue is promoted between the different countries of the American hemisphere.
Approximately 400 people from rural Guatemala are stranded at the Mexico-Guatemala border in temporary shelters and tents, without adequate access to water, food, or medical supplies, after a Guatemalan court order was executed to evict them. Babies, children and elderly people are suffering from conditions such as diarrhea and fever, and there is little access to humanitarian support.
Día tras día, los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos son atacados por participar en protestas pacíficas, por documentar y denunciar públicamente abusos y violaciones de derechos humanos; por buscar justicia, verdad, reparación y no repetición para estas violaciones; por impartir educación en derechos humanos y por fomentar que se respeten y garanticen estos derechos. En los casos más extremos, son asesinados debido a su labor.
Day after day, human rights defenders are attacked for taking part in peaceful protests; for documenting and publicly denouncing human rights abuses and violations; for seeking justice, truth, reparation and non-repetition of those violations; for providing human rights education; and for fostering respect for and guaranteeing human rights. In the most extreme cases, human rights defenders are killed because of their work.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
As violence has worsened and poverty and inequality remain prevalent, the Central American governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, also known as the Northern Triangle, are doubly failing to protect their citizens: socioeconomic conditions remain poor and an increasingly violent environment permeates every corner of their countries, which causes people to ﬂee in record numbers, but governments are failing to provide protection to those who are deported back to the same dangerous climates from which they ran.
Governments in Central America are fuelling a deepening refugee crisis by failing to tackle rampant violence and sky-high homicide rates in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras which are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee, Amnesty International said in a new report today.
Desde 2006, organizaciones de la sociedad civil nacionales e internacionales han advertido del incremento en la desaparición de personas en México. Según datos oficiales —al momento de publicar este informe— se desconoce el paradero de más de 27,000 personas, pero no hay claridad acerca de cuántas de estas personas han sido sujetas a desaparición forzada (es decir, con participación de agentes estatales), cuántas a desaparición a manos de actores no estatales y cuántas se han ausentado voluntariamente.
In Mexico, the authorities seem equally unable to provide a coherent response at the institutional level aimed at uncovering the truth and ensuring justice and reparations for the more than 27,000 people who have disappeared. Amnesty International has documented shortcomings in the authorities’ efforts to search for the disappeared and their failure to carry out effective investigations that result in victims being identified and those responsible punished.
El anuncio del procurador general de la República de que todos los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa desaparecidos están muertos es prematuro y podría limitar una investigación completa y exhaustiva sobre esta tragedia, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional.
El procurador general, Jesús Murillo Karam, anunció ayer que podía demostrar que los estudiantes estaban muertos, basando sus conclusiones sobre todo en las confesiones de los sospechosos detenidos. Sin embargo, no pudo mostrar pruebas fehacientes de ello.
Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture and ill-treatment as authorities turn a blind eye
Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.
The organization is calling on the Mexican government to act now to stop the wide-spread and persistent use of torture by members of the police and armed forces.