Heart-to-Hearth on the Drug War

Margarita López begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter’s life in a low, even tone. Some 40 women in a plush Washington, D.C. meeting room listen silently as tears roll down their cheeks. López narrates how her 19-year-old daughter, Jahaira Guadalupe Vaena López, was abducted in Tlacolula, Oaxaca. [...]

Doubts Raised About the Alleged Assassin of Marisela Escobedo

As readers of the Americas MexicoBlog and the Americas Updater know, we have been closely following the case of Marisela Escobedo. Mother of Rubí, who was brutally murdered in 2008, Marisela became a human rights defender, seeking justice for her daughter’s murder, tirelessly knocking on government doors and even investigating (and resolving) the case herself. [...]

An Open letter Prime Minister of India

The preamble of the Indian constitution read as, ‘WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’… further grand themes like JUSTICE, LIBERY AND EQUALITY of status has been highlighted with utmost care. Further ‘DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL’ has been asserted. The tone of the preamble sets the ethical and legal framework to create an atmosphere in the country [...]

Bangladesh: Immediately release illegally arrested gay men by police

Mrs. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, [email protected] Re: Bangladesh: Immediately release illegally arrested gay men by police Dear Prime Minister, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I have been informed regarding an alarming situation by Boys of Bangladesh, popularly known as BoB, is the oldest and the largest network of self-identified [...]

Bangladesh war crimes court ask top Islamist leader to appear or face arrest

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday asked Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party former chief Golam Azam to appear before the court on January 11 or face arrest. Justice Nizamul Haque Nasim issued an order after accepting formal charges against Azam who is blamed for crime against humanity during the bloody war of independence of Bangladesh in [...]

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