Justice System

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:55
Hundreds of mass graves have been discovered across Mexico, but the government isn’t keeping tabs. How many clandestinely buried bodies are rotting under the country’s surface?
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 06:45
An Argentine prosecutor asked an appellate court on Thursday to overturn a judge’s decision to dismiss allegations filed against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her political supporters by another prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, days before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound to the head.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:14
The mass disappearance of 43 students that rocked Mexico last fall has triggered a call for action in the U.S. with a national tour including San Antonio.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:06
The arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on 22 February 2014 was hailed by the Mexican and US authorities as the one of the biggest blows to the drug trade in decades. But a year on, the core business of Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel seems hardly affected. “As long as there are people who want the drugs this will never stop, whoever goes to prison,” the seer said.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 05:18
Two activists who had campaigned for justice and searched for the victims of forced disappearances were brutally murdered in Mexico’s troubled south this month.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:16

“This country needs to strengthen its capacity and will to carry out criminal investigations. That is the key to everything,” said an expert on violence in Honduras who had spent years working in justice agencies.  In a December 2014 visit to Honduras by the Latin America Working Group Education Fund and the Center for International Policy, we heard the assessment everywhere we turned.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 06:54
A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:03
A U.S. Army veteran and a Texas businessman appeared in federal court Monday charged with a most unusual crime: plotting to overthrow the West African government of Gambia.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:50
The trial of Guatemalan former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was suspended once again after Judge Janeth Valdez recused herself from the trial after the defense team argued she could not be impartial.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:13
The State Department is voicing concern over the arrest of a Bahraini opposition leader, warning that Shaikh Ali Salman’s detention could “inflame tensions.”