Human Rights
An effort to expose state-sanctioned torture offers tools for stemming further impunity.
A wave of abuses suggests some soldiers never really adapted to democracy.
Recent congressional fights show the strength of the president’s political movement – and the limits of his opponents.
Venezuelans fleeing crisis at home have now become victims of armed conflict in Colombia.

With the conclusion on Tuesday of the first formal talks between Cuba and the United States on human rights, both countries agreed that they were capable of holding a “respectful, professional [and] civilized conversation” on the issue of human rights.

This week’s likely top stories: Bolivia holds local elections; Cuba and the U.S. to discuss human rights; Caribbean Bitcoin exchange launches; UNASUR head urges closing of U.S. military bases in the region; Chile rejects Bolivian aid for flood victims.

As an emerging global power and an established leader in Latin America, Brazil is better positioned than any other country to either provide shelter or silently watch the demise of the oldest human rights organ of the continent.

Masked men reportedly broke into Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López’ jail cell, in alleged retaliation for a meeting between U.S. Vice President Biden and López' wife.

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