Killings and crime make present day Honduras look like the former U.S. "wild west." Yet the "sheriffs" - read police and armed forces - are in cahoots with the bad guys.
A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.
The new National Security Law would give the military and state security the right to use force on the simple declaration that they constitute a national security threat.
The growing mass of Colombian political prisoners has gained less international attention than the murdered and "disappeared," than millions displaced from their land, than epidemic spying and fear-mongering.
An official of the Mexican Electricians Union was thrown in jail after delivering a petition to the Puebla state government for public control of electrical utilities.