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Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his detention in Cuba.
Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala.
Members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were threatened with a massacre in the context of increased paramilitary presence in the area.
According to Ignacio Ochoa Plácido, on the morning of 18 February two unidentified men with guns forced their way into his car while he was at a petrol station.