Category Archives: Americas

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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Intelligence, security and privacy – why we need the whistleblowers

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International The questions came fast and sharp as the 2014 Stockholm Internet Forum (#SIF14) kicked off yesterday. Given that the theme of this year’s conference is “Internet — privacy, transparency, … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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