Category Archives: Americas

Read WIRE Sept/Oct: ‘What if it was me?’

“What if it was me in that photo?” asks one young Amnesty activist looking at Vesselina Nikolaeva’s images of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria (pages 4-7). Her photos might inspire you to ask more questions: If you had to leave your … Continue reading

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No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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Families divided in the Dominican Republic

By Robin Guittard Amnesty International’s campaigner for the Caribbean The Dominican Republic’s nationality rules are a tangle of check-boxes and criteria, but for one family the impact of new legislation could not be more stark. By a fluke of bureaucracy, … Continue reading

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An impossible dream come true

By María José  Eva Parada, South America researcher at Amnesty International. When Carlos Mareco, a leader of the Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community, heard the news that after a two decade long painful legal battle, his people will be able to return to … Continue reading

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Brazil 2014: The fight is even fiercer off the pitch

By Atila Roque, Director at Amnesty International Brazil Brazil is about to host the biggest football frenzy on the planet, where teams from around the world fight for the Cup every fan wants to hold. But as Messi, Neymar and … Continue reading

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