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Federal Appeals Court in Denver Rules Transgender Woman from Honduras Should Have Been Granted Asylum Based on “Extensive Evidence” of Violence Against Transgender Individuals

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar, a transgender woman, should have been granted asylum based on…

March 30, 2022

MIRAFLORES, LIMA, PERU - 2019/12/07: Female demonstrators covering their eyes performing in a feminist flash mob "A Rapist in Your Path" (In Spanish "Un violador en tu camino") in protest of violence against women. The song, written by Chile feminist group Las Tesis is becoming an international feminist phenomenon. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Countries cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in the Americas in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their…

February 27, 2020

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New Honduras Agreement Could Be Deadly

Responding to reports of a cooperative agreement between the United States and Honduras, which would potentially force certain asylum-seekers to request asylum…

September 25, 2019

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Amnesty International to Participate in Hearings and Events at IACHR Sessions

Amnesty International will participate in public hearings on protests and security in Honduras and on limits of access to asylum…

September 20, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the East Room of the White House
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Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban Could be a Death Sentence for People Seeking Safety

Today, Amnesty International condemned the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the Trump administration’s asylum ban to temporarily proceed. Charanya Krishnaswami, the…

September 12, 2019

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Honduras: Arrest of DESA executive must be followed by further action against those behind the killing of Berta Cáceres

president of Desarrollos Energéticos S.A. (DESA), for his involvement in the killing of environmental human rights defender Berta Cáceres, Erika…

March 5, 2018

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Honduras: Failure to identify those behind Berta Cáceres’ murder puts other activists at risk

The Honduran authorities’ failure to identify those who ordered the brutal murder of the environmental human rights defender Berta Cáceres…

March 2, 2018

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Honduras: Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population

The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of…

December 8, 2017

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No Safe Place: LGBTI Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans Seeking Asylum in Mexico

The lives and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) from violence-ridden El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras…

November 27, 2017

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Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion

Ahead of a debate in the Honduran congress today over the country’s criminalization of abortion, Amnesty International’s Americas Director Erika…

April 25, 2017

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Activists’ murders turn Honduras into no-go zone for environmental

The brutal murders of two land rights activists in Honduras last night are the latest tragedies in a seemingly unstoppable…

October 19, 2016

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Honduras/Guatemala: Attacks on the rise in world’s deadliest countries for environmental activists

An insidious wave of threats, bogus charges, smear campaigns, attacks and killings of environmental and land activists in recent months…

August 30, 2016