Uruguay has been experiencing dark hours in terms of homicides in recent days. In the first quarter of this year, there were 96 homicides in a country of some 3.5 million inhabitants, 33% more than in the same period of 2021 and a figure that marks a trend that, if maintained, would mean an annual homicide record in the southern country.Add your comment!
A TV reporter was among the three people wounded in Santiago during incidents involving law enforcement officers (Carabineros), armed street merchants, and hooded looters during a Labor Day demonstration by unionist groups.
In less than a month, on 13th March, Colombians will be going to the polls to renew the Legislative, and according to the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation, there have been 163 victims of political violence, including 19 candidates and politicians who have been murdered in the last twelve months.
Two Canadian tourists and one Argentine hotel manager have been found murdered in less than a week, in Mexico's Riviera Maya area. These events have once again put the spotlight on violence in this region full of beach resorts.
Honduras goes to the polls Sunday amid growing concern over increasing violence, according to the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights (former Chilean two-time President Michelle Bachelet), the Croatian MEP Željana Zovko, head of the European Union's (EU) Observation Mission.
The recent murders of 46 people in the last 72 hours all across El Salvador have led President Nayib Bukele to summon the army to assist the national police in patrolling the most violent areas.
In an unprecedented effort to achieve justice in the killing of journalists, three leading press freedom groups have launched a People's Tribunal to hold governments accountable. The Tribunal, a form of grassroots justice, relies on investigations and high-quality legal analysis involving specific cases in three countries and was launched in The Hague.
Monday's killing of five social leaders in Colombia have increased this year's figures to 124, the Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz) has reported.
Brazil's Justice Minister Anderson Torres Monday gave the green light for national forces to intervene in the capital city of the state of Amazonia, Manaus, which has been ransacked by acts of violence and looting over the past month, was announced.
Nine people died Monday after armed men broke into a coffee farm in the municipality of Algeciras, in southern Colombia, and ended the lives of eight men and one woman, the Ombudsman's Office reported. The victims were coffee pickers, it was informed.