Pressure is increasing on Mexico to free imprisoned community activist Nestora Salgado after the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a ruling earlier this month that her imprisonment is illegal.
Colombia's FARC guerillas may be working under the table with their supposed bitter enemies in the ultra-right paramilitary groups.
Another bloody incident in the ongoing crackdown on anti-narco, citizen self-defense militias has been reported from Mexico's conflicted west-central state of Michoacán.
The wave of assassinations of candidates in the upcoming Mexican elections claimed yet another victim this week, when Miguel Angel Luna—running for Congress in a district just outside Mexico City—was shot dead as gunmen stormed his campaign office
Indigenous Maya peasants in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas are marching cross-country to oppose violence by the local narco gangs and the corruption of local authorities that protect them.