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October 24, 2016
Paramilitaries at the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Antioquia Department are waging violence, destroying crops, intruding into homes, and threatening to kill residents of the Peace Community.
October 23, 2016
Assassination attempts against two indigenous leaders: Tomás Gómez Membreño, the General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and local COPINH leader Alexander García Sorto.
October 22, 2016
Violation (by the state) of precautionary protective measures for award-winning investigative journalist and human rights defender Claudia Julieta Duque.
October 1, 2016
Break-in and vandalism of Jesuit-sponsored Kino Migrant Center and death threats to staff in Nogales, Sonora (US border).
September 23, 2016
Attack against Esteban Hermelindo Cux and Fredy Qib, two indigenous community leaders. On September 2, approximately 20 masked men armed with machetes and firemarms attacked the home of Esteban Hermelindo Cux, an indigenous Q’eqchi’ organizer in Panzós in Alto Verapaz Department.
September 22, 2016
Murder of peasant farmer leader Cecilia Coicue, age 62, in the village of Cominera, municipality of Corinto in Cauca Department.
September 21, 2016
Concern for the safety of human rights defender Rocío Campos, a member of the Magdalena Medio chapter of Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE).
Letter to Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA
September 8, 2016
RENEWED REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA IN LIGHT OF CONTINUED INJUNCTION IN UNITED STATES V. TEXAS
Dear President Obama:
August 26, 2016
Escalating wave of intimidation against legal officials. At 6am on August 15 in Guatemala City, eight armed men posing as police officers forced their way into the house of Ramón Cadena Rámila, Central America Director of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).