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Cartel mass grave with at least 166 skulls and 114 ID cards is found in Mexico

Cartel mass grave with at least 166 skulls and 114 ID cards is found in Mexico

At least 166 skulls have been found in a mass grave in Mexico where drug cartels are known to dump their victims’ bodies. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said the skulls and other human remains had lay there for at least two years. The bodies were discovered in the eastern state of Veracruz, but the exact […]

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

The many life-threatening dangers faced by children from Central America who are being deported from the United States of America and Mexico, are highlighted in a new report from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, which also draws attention to the traumatic consequences of family separation by migration authorities. In the first 6 months […]

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner defiant in ‘corruption notebook’ scandal

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner defiant in ‘corruption notebook’ scandal

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner appeared before a judge leading a major probe into corruption under her government on Monday, hitting out at what she described as “judicial persecutions” to rule her out of next year’s elections. More than a dozen businessmen and former government officials were arrested after La Nacion newspaper reported on August […]

Venezuelan exodus to Ecuador reaches record levels: UN refugee agency steps up aid

Venezuelan exodus to Ecuador reaches record levels: UN refugee agency steps up aid

One of the largest population movements in Latin American history is under way from Venezuela, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which on Friday confirmed that it is increasing assistance to neighbouring Ecuador, where more and more Venezuelans are arriving each week. Amid ongoing social and political upheaval in the South American country, more […]

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

In Venezuela, “credible, shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings” and impunity for perpetrators, indicate that the rule of law “is virtually absent”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a call for an international inquiry into the alleged violations. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s appeal to the UN Human Rights Council to […]

Nicaragua must end ‘witch-hunt’ against dissenting voices – UN human rights experts

Nicaragua must end ‘witch-hunt’ against dissenting voices – UN human rights experts

Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, which has left at least 317 people dead and 1,830 injured, stressing that “no one should be detained for the exercise of their human rights”. “We are […]

‘Jesus Christ! Open the door!’ Terrifying VIDEO from Mexico plane crash emerges online

‘Jesus Christ! Open the door!’ Terrifying VIDEO from Mexico plane crash emerges online

A passenger has shared the recording of what appear to be the last seconds of Aeromexico Flight 2431 and the panic that followed the crash. The man, a Christian pastor, also accused authorities of covering up passengers’ deaths. The video shows the Embraer 190 jet with 103 on board trying to take off in a […]

Despite challenges and ‘unfinished business’, Colombia celebrates progress towards lasting peace, Security Council hears

Despite challenges and ‘unfinished business’, Colombia celebrates progress towards lasting peace, Security Council hears

Amid a long series of challenges, the implementation of the peace process in Colombia is moving forward and has achieved important milestones in recent months, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General presented to the Security Council on Thursday. On 20 July – Colombia’s Independence Day – as a new Congress was […]

As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua, UN refugee agency urges more support for countries taking them in

As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua, UN refugee agency urges more support for countries taking them in

As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international solidarity and more support for the countries hosting those who are joining the exodus. Around 300 people have been killed during three months of anti-government protests, which have been calling on […]

Selling sex: underage victims of sex tourists in the Dominican Republic

Selling sex: underage victims of sex tourists in the Dominican Republic

Evil in Paradise: In this Unreported World episode, Krishnan Guru-Murthy is in the Dominican Republic. A Caribbean country famed for its pristine beaches and year round sunshine. But the UN has identified terrible crimes being committed against teenagers at the hands of sex tourists. Please follow and like us:

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