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Dictatorship-era repressor Miguel Etchecolatz’s house arrest has been revoked by the country’s highest criminal court, paving the way for his return to prison.

Etchecolatz, 88, has been convicted multiple times of crimes against humanity and is serving life sentences but …

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo organization has confirmed that they have found the child of Violeta Graciela Ortolani and Edgardo Roberto Garnier, who were disappeared during the last military dictatorship, bringing the number of grandchildren found by the Grandmothers …

The Universal Periodic Review is a governing mechanism which examines the extent to which each one of the 193 UN Member States respect their human rights obligations. The reviews take place every 5 years and two weeks ago, it was …

Argentina awarded former US President Jimmy Carter with the Order of the Liberator San Martín for his role in advocating for human rights during Argentina’s last military dictatorship. The ceremony took place at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Nov. …

The crisis in Venezuela continues to unfold at a frenetic pace. As Nicolás Maduro’s regime moves forward with its efforts to govern through the newly-formed and all-powerful Constitutional Assembly, governments in the region and non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International, …

This Friday there will be an event outside the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires in protest of the ongoing oppression of gay men in Chechnya. In recent weeks, reports have surfaced that over 100 men have been rounded up into …

March 24 is National Remembrance Day for Truth and Justice in Argentina. It’s a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1976 coup d’état which sparked the start of the country’s military dictatorship, and is a day to remember …

Each year, the US State Department compiles data from local governments, civil societies, and NGO agencies to create the annual Human Right’s Report, specific to over 200 countries. The 2016 publication finds Argentina struggling with recurrent themes, mainly “official corruption, …

An Italian court has found eight men guilty for their role in US backed Operation Condor, an international campaign of political repression and state terror coordinated by various Latin American governments in the 1970s and 80s to stamp out opposition.

A Department of Human Rights official was removed from her post on Sunday after a video surfaced where she can be seen dancing on top of a desk at the former ESMA detention center during an end of the year …