Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
Petro condemns “institutional rupture” and attacks on Colombian democracy by the right-wing

The delay in the election of the Attorney General at the center of the ongoing tensions with the right, was highlighted by the United Nations Human Rights office and IACHR

El Salvador authorizes mass trials of up to 900 prisoners

The country’s congress approved a reform to the Law Against Organized Crime which human rights organizations say creates an “arbitrary justice system”

Peru’s former prime minister Betssy Chávez arrested on rebellion and conspiracy charges

The charges against Chávez stem from the right-wing’s case against former President Pedro Castillo who has been imprisoned since December 2022

Peru’s de facto president blames protesters for their own deaths at the hands of state forces

Boluarte condemned the fresh wave of protests and blamed social organizations for creating violence and chaos in the country.

Mexico refuses to hand over trade bloc presidency to Peru’s de facto president

President AMLO reiterated that Mexico does not consider Dina Boluarte to be the legal president of Peru since the coup against Pedro Castillo

IACHR slams Peru’s de facto government for human rights violations against protesters

The IACHR said that the state’s response to demonstrators was characterized by the “disproportionate, indiscriminate and lethal use of force,” and could be classified as “extrajudicial executions” and “massacres”

Petro meets with Biden and asks for an end to sanctions against Venezuela

Colombian president proposed an electoral timeline linked to the elimination of sanctions: ‘for the people to decide freely’

“Los mataron como a animales”: masacre en Ayacucho, Perú

Sobrevivientes y familiares de las víctimas de la masacre ocurrida el 15 de diciembre en Ayacucho, Perú, denuncian que el ejército trató a los manifestantes como objetivos de guerra, recordando la violencia vivida durante el conflicto armado interno.

‘They shot them down like animals’: massacre in Peru’s Ayacucho

Survivors and family members of victims of the massacre in Ayacucho on December 15 denounce that the army treated protesters like war targets, reminiscent of violence faced during the internal armed conflict.

Peruvians continue to resist as anti-coup protests enter second week

Defying the state of emergency, enduring brutal police and military repression, tens of thousands of Peruvians continue on the streets in rejection of the legislative coup against former President Pedro Castillo

Progressive leaders in Colombia reject the suspension of the mayor of Medellín

The frontrunner in the upcoming presidential elections, Gustavo Petro, has described the provisional suspension of Mayor Daniel Quintero as a “coup d’état in Medellin.” He has called on the citizens to mobilize in defense of democracy

Inter-American Court of Human Rights condemns pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) considered that the Constitutional Court’s decision to reinstate a controversial presidential pardon granted to former dictator Alberto Fujimori in 2017, failed to give adequate weight to the right to justice of Fujimori’s victims