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Jury Finds Former Bolivian President and Defense Minister Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People

Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, ordered security forces in Bolivia to use deadly military force against unarmed civilians to suppress popular protests against government policies. In all, security forces slaughtered 58 citizens and injured more than 400, almost all from indigenous Aymara communities.
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Dejusticia participates at IACHR hearing on business and human rights

This Friday, March 2nd, Dejusticia and Conectas Human Rights (Brazil), will participate in a hearing organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR): "Businesses and human rights: inputs for the construction of inter-American guidelines."
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Former President of Bolivia Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada will go to trial in the US for his role in the massacre of more than 50 citizens

This Marks the First Time in U.S. History a Former Head of State Will Sit Before His Accusers in a Civil Human Rights Trial
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Guatemala: Dejusticia intervenes in a process that seeks to protect the right to prior consultation of the Xinka people

During 2012 and 2013, the Ministry of Energy and Mines granted licenses for the exploitation of the Escobal mining company without consulting indigenous people. Eight international organizations presented an amicus to support the communities.
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The foreign minister’s silence on Colombians imprisoned in Venezuela

More than 60 innocent Colombians sleep in Venezuelan jail cells. Although similar situations have resulted in diplomatic confrontations between Venezuela and countries such as Brazil, in Colombia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Ángela Holguín has kept a low profile.
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Manifestación en contra de Nicolás Maduro Foto_ Eneas De Troya

Venezuela Must Respect the People’s Right to Free and Fair Elections

On January 23, Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that calls for presidential elections to be held by April 30, 2018. As organizations devoted to advancing human rights in the Americas, we are profoundly concerned
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El alcalde metropolitano de Caracas y opositor venezolano, Antonio Ledezma, a su llegada a Madrid. EFE/Javier López

Maduro’s persecuted

The flight to Europe by the former mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, uncovers one more of the 342 stories of political prisoners fleeing the government of Nicolás Maduro.
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#VenezuelaBienvenida: Colombian-Venezuelans return to Colombia, a product of the crisis

For decades millions of Colombians crossed the border into Venezuela, fleeing our armed conflict. Now the humanitarian crisis created by the Maduro government is bringing back the children of those migrants. #VenezuelaWelcome is a call to solidarity.
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“Today, even Chavistas are persecuted in Venezuela”: Rafael Uzcátegui

The director of the Venezuelan NGO, Provea, visiting Colombia on invitation from Dejustica, speaks about the escape of prosecutor Luisa Ortega and the possibility of a new wave of protests in principal cities around the country.
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