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Haitian Dictator Will Not Be Tried for Gross Human Rights Violations

February 17, 2012

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By: Anna Malinovskaya   Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, accused by Human Rights Watch of gross violations of human rights, will probably not be held accountable for the atrocities. On January 30, the investigative judge did not find him guilty of assassination, torture, or extreme corruption under his governance. The judge decided that the statute […]

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Ex-Soldiers Sentenced to 6,000 years in Prison for the Massacre of Over 200 Villagers in Guatemala

August 4, 2011

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DRAFTED BY: Ashly Bloxon GUATEMALA.— A Guatemalan court has sentenced four former soldiers to more than 6,000 years each in prison for their role in the massacre of over 200 men, women and children of the village Dos Erres, during the country’s violent civil war. They are the first former soldiers to be convicted for […]

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Drug Cartel Ex-Hitmen Los Zetas Kill Dozens in Guatemala

May 17, 2011

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CASERIO LA BOMBA, Guatemala.– On May 15, 2011 drug cartel gunmen entered the town of Caserio La Bomba in the Peten province near the Mexican border and killed approximately 27 people, decapitating most of the victims. Twenty-five of the victims were male and two female. Local police deemed it one of the most devastating mass murders in over a decade. David […]

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Amnesty International Issues Urgent Action for Journalists Threatened in El Salvador

May 11, 2011

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CABANAS, El Salvador.– Amnesty International has issued several Urgent Action with regards to human rights defenders and media journalists in the Cabanas department of El Salvador between 2009 and 2011. Pablo Ayala and Manuel Navarrte are journalists at Radio Victoria, a community radio station that reports on social and human rights. On April 30, 2011 […]

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Ex-Dictator Duvalier to Face Trial in Haiti

May 3, 2011

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WRITTEN BY: Ashly Bloxon PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– Several human rights groups have urged the arrest and trial of former dictator Jean- Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. Amnesty International issued a statement praising what it called “the arrest” of Duvalier but said it was just a start. “If true justice is to be done in Haiti, the Haitian authorities […]

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