Volunteers hunting for Mexico's 'disappeared' become targets
The mainly female volunteers who fan out to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives in Mexico are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government's promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice.
Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence
The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been briefly interrupted by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack.
UN council rejects Russian bid to get rid of Bosnia high rep
The U.N. Security Council has rejected a resolution put forward by Russia and China that would have immediately stripped the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementation of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the devastating war in Bosnia.
Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body
Leading rights organizations and grassroots groups are taking France’s first class action law suit targeting the nation’s powerful police machine to the highest administrative authority to fix what they contend is a culture of systemic discrimination in identity checks.
Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
Images of bodies burning in open-air pyres during the peak of the pandemic in India horrified the world in May, but in the last two weeks three Southeast Asian nations have surpassed India’s peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave tightens its grip on the region.