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OVERVIEW
The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2019.
Inequality, corruption, violence, environmental degradation, impunity and the weakening of institutions continued to be a common reality across the Americas, resulting in daily human rights violations for millions of people. Several countries in the region were shaken by massive demonstrations during 2019 as people took to the streets to demand accountability and respect for their human rights. The response of most governments to these protests, with a few exceptions, was repression and excessive use of force in an attempt to silence demands for greater social justice. Instead of establishing mechanisms to promote dialogue and address people’s concerns, the authorities resorted to violence in the policing of demonstrations and, in some instances, increased militarization of public order operations. At least 210 people died as a result of violence in the context of protests during the year.
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Commentary
Analysis, opinion, personal stories and more
NEWS
October 26, 2021
How the US pursuit of Julian Assange is a distraction from impunity for war crimes
NEWS
October 25, 2021
US/UK: “Drop the charges, stop the extradition and free Julian Assange,” says Amnesty head
Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images
NEWS
October 22, 2021
Cuba: Rejection of request to protest is yet another example of intolerance of freedom of expression
Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images
NEWS
October 20, 2021
1,000 days of Bolsonaro and Brazil’s grave human rights crisis
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NEWS
October 19, 2021
‘If they deport us, it’s a crime’: The Haitians who risked everything to give their families a chance
Jaskiran K Marway
NEWS
October 19, 2021
Covid-19: Global attack on freedom of expression is having a dangerous impact on public health crisis
AMERICAS
October 15, 2021
Canada: Stop Incarcerating Immigration Detainees in Provincial Jails
MEXICO
October 15, 2021
Demand Justice for Wendy Galarza
© Simone Dalmasso
GUATEMALA
October 15, 2021
Free Bernardo Caal Xol
Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images
NEWS
October 15, 2021
Americas: Amnesty International launches five strategies for holding police to account
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NEWS
October 15, 2021
Chile: Two years on from social unrest Amnesty International presents report on command responsibility to National Prosecutor’s Office
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NEWS
October 11, 2021
Curaçao: Authorities continue to deny protection to people fleeing the crisis in Venezuela
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