Latin America

Report reveals illegal detention and torture in Colombia protests

‘These events are extremely serious and must be investigated diligently, independently and impartially,’ Amnesty International says. Colombian authorities unlawfully detained, tortured, and used lethal weapons against peaceful protesters during the demonstrations that have swept the country since April, said a new report from Amnesty International. Through an “exhaustive digital verification” …

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Peru swears in new President Pedro Castillo

Former teachers’ union leader faces challenges of forming a government, tackling the COVID-19 crisis, and uniting the nation. Peru has sworn in new President Pedro Castillo, a leftist former teachers’ union leader who already faces mounting challenges to build his government, tackle the coronavirus crisis and unite a deeply polarised …

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‘Shameful’: Mexico’s president vows probe into allegations Pegasus malware used by previous govt to spy on him and dozens more

The president of Mexico has vowed to open an investigation into reports that members of the previous government had bought Israeli spying software and had used it to spy on the country’s current socialist leader, among others. In a speech on Tuesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador labeled allegations that …

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