Category Archives: Americas

Beloved ashes – remembering a tireless human rights defender

A small homage to a human rights defender, a close colleague, a tireless example of dignity, someone who never gave up. In memory of Giulia Tamayo; may she rest in peace. By Ángel Gonzalo, press officer at Amnesty International Spain. … Continue reading

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The military occupation of Maré ahead of Brazil’s World Cup

By Atila Roque, executive director of Amnesty International Brazil Early last Saturday morning (5 April 2014), the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré complex of favelas (slums) woke up to a military occupation by around 2,700 federal Army troops. They … Continue reading

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Two lessons the USA must learn from Glenn Ford

By Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner at Amnesty International. There are two lessons the USA should learn from the release of Glenn Ford, a 64-year-old man who spent 28 years on death row in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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Venezuela: Human rights and the rule of law are the only reasonable answer to the crisis

By Guadalupe Marengo, Amnesty International’s Americas Deputy Programme Director Over the past two weeks we have witnessed a deepening of the polarization which has affected Venezuela for almost two decades. Violence during pro- and anti-government protests has resulted in at … Continue reading

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