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Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

March 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan secret police arrested San Cristobal Mayor Daniel Ceballos on Wednesday in continued crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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More than 26,000 missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Mexican government says 26,121 people have disappeared in the past six years amid a surge in violence as the country cracked down on drug cartels.

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Report: Authorities 'disappear' Mexicans

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Security forces in Mexico have participated in the disappearances of hundreds of people from 2006-12, Human Rights Watch said.
Report faults Venezuela on human rights

Report faults Venezuela on human rights

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- The concentration and abuse of power under Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has eroded human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

HRW calls on Cuba to end harassment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cuban authorities should end their alleged harassment of blind human rights defender Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Arrests in Mexican drug fight tops 60,000

MEXICO CITY, May 1 (UPI) -- More than 60,000 suspects have been arrested during the last two years in connection with Mexico's ongoing fight against drug trafficking, figures show.
Rights group urges Cuban changes at summit

Rights group urges Cuban changes at summit

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The activist group Human Rights Watch says North and South American leaders should use the Summit of the Americas to bring about change in communist Cuba.

Colombia prompted to investigate killings

BOGOTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Colombian government should investigate the killing of 17 indigenous people in the country's southwest, a human rights groups demanded Tuesday.

Human rights workers forced from Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Two staffers from Human Rights Watch were forcibly expelled from Venezuela after they issued a report critical of President Hugo Chavez, the group says.

Activists target HIV-related human rights

MEXICO CITY, July 16 (UPI) -- Human rights activists say the Mexican government is falling short on efforts to address HIV-related human rights abuses.

Chile to return Fujimori to Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Chile's Supreme Court voted Friday to return former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to Peru where he faces corruption and human rights charges.

HRW: Colombia has most landmine victims

BOGOTA, July 26 (UPI) -- Colombia has become the number one country for landmine victims, with more than 1,000 killed last year, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday.

Former Chilean dictator Pinochet dies

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet -- who recently suffered a heart attack -- died Sunday at 91, El Mercurio reported online.

Mexico: Women's deaths draw criticism

MEXICO CITY, June 27 (UPI) -- Mexico's presidential candidates should pledge to prevent and punish the mutilation and killing of women in Mexico, human rights groups said Tuesday.
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