Justice System

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 06:34
A criminal case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner seemed to dissolve Monday when a federal prosecutor dropped accusations that she and her foreign minister had conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center here.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 05:47
The discovery of a gun in a storage area raised new questions Wednesday about the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, a mystery that has rocked Argentina.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 11:44

Across Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of people supporting the use of vigilantism, an indicator of distrust in law enforcement and judicial institutions, is significantly increasing according to a recent study by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project. Although the study, which is based on surveys from 2004 and 2014, shows that most people throughout the Americas do not support vigilantism, the findings highlight challenges in U.S. security assistance to many countries in Latin American and the Caribbean.

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.