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Father Of Student Attacked By Police: U.S. Aid To Mexico 'Being Used To Kill Ordinary People' | Roque Planas | Posted 04.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Felipe de la Cruz received a call from his son, Angel Neri, the night of Sept. 26, saying he and fellow college students were being attacked by police...

From Ferguson to Selma: One Activist's Journey

Amnesty International | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Amnesty International

This weekend in Selma, I marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I marched, and I saw people from every community acknowledging and revering each other with love. I'm not an isolated activist. I'm one of many, one of many.

Human Rights Group Investigates 8-Year-Old's Alleged Suicide

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it has opened an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old girl who ...

Human Rights Group Hails Alleged Torture Victim's Release

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 11.08.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — Human rights groups hailed on Thursday a Mexican Supreme Court decision to free a man who claimed soldiers torture...

Shocking Figures On Kidnappings In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

An average of 72 people were kidnapped daily this year in Mexico, often times in incidents unrelated to the country’s drug war, according to a Mexic...

Time to End Impunity in Mexico

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Frank Jannuzi

While the Mexican government claims credit for reducing the level of violence and restoring order to major cities, too often progress on one aspect of law and order -- drug cartels -- has come at the expense of another: the government's respect for basic human rights.

Mexico Police Allegedly Tortured 5 Suspects

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican human rights authorities say five men detained in the killings of two agents and a car-bomb attack in Ciudad Juarez were tortur...

Report: Torture, Forced Disappearances And Extra-Judicial Killings In Mexico's Drug War

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Israel Arzate Melendez said soldiers snatched him off the street, gave him electric shocks, asphyxiated him and threatened that hi...

U.S. Withholding Aid To Mexico Over Human-Rights Abuses

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is withholding $26 million in aid to Mexico, recommending that the government give more power to its human rights commission ...

Mexico Anti-Drug Aid Delayed Due To Human Rights Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blocked the release of a favorable State Department report on Mexico's human rights record, The Washingt...