Argentina's opposition leader Patricia Bullrich, chairwoman of the Propuesta Republicana (PRO) party, a majority partner in the Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) alliance Sunday filed a request before the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro once he lands in Buenos Aires for the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
The UK has announced up to £600,000 for a new secretariat to help advance the work of the Media Freedom Coalition – a partnership of 50 countries working together to advocate for media freedom and safety of journalists and hold to account those who harm journalists for doing their job. The Coalition’s purpose is to defend media freedom where it is under threat.
Amnesty International has sent a letter to European leaders who Chilean president Sebastian Piñera is currently visiting expressing concern about the serious human rights violations and impunity that continue to put all people in Chile at risk. Piñera is currently visiting France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and the Vatican.
The United Kingdom thanked Brazil for its continued commitment to the Universal Periodic Review process, which took place at the Palais del Nations in Geneva, during the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review on 21 September 2017. The UPR is a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council.
In a solemn ceremony Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has sworn in the seven members of a Truth commission created to look into human rights abuses committed during the nation’s long dictatorship.
Two notorious former Argentine navy officers Alfredo Astiz and “Tigre” Acosta were sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday night after being found guilty of kidnapping, torture and the forced disappearances of many detainees in the former Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA) during the last dictatorship (1976/1983).
A government lawyer called Friday for a life sentence for former Argentine naval officer Alfredo Astiz for crimes including the murder of two French nuns during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
The military officer who as de facto president led Argentina following the Falkland Islands invasion defeat in 1982 was sentenced to life in prison over human rights violations committed during the country’s last military dictatorship, 1976/1983.
The Brazilian government admitted for the first time that there is some profile changes in the foreign policy implemented by President Dilma Rousseff compared to her predecessor Lula da Silva.