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    July 31, 2019

    Last Saturday, an improvised explosive device exploded in front of the premises of Teletica, in San José de Costa Rica, causing material damage to the front of the building. Since January, the Nicaraguan journalist Carlos F. Chamorro has been presenting his programme Esta Semana from this Costa Rican television station, because of fears for his life inside Nicaragua, where he has suffered attacks and threats in response to his criticism of Daniel Ortega’s government.

    Concerned that the explosion might have been a response to the broadcasting of the Nicaraguan journalist’s programme from Teletica, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International said:

    February 22, 2018
    Amnesty International publishes State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017 to 2018 “Last year our world was immersed in crises, with prominent leaders offering us a nightmarish vision of a society blinded by hatred and fear. This emboldened those who promote bigotry, but it inspired far more people to campaign for a more hopeful future,” says Salil Shetty, head of Amnesty International

    The world is reaping the terrifying consequences of hate-filled rhetoric that threatens to normalize massive discrimination against marginalized groups, Amnesty International warned today as it launched its annual assessment of human rights.

    Nevertheless, the organization found that a growing movement of both first-time and seasoned activists campaigning for social justice provides real hope of reversing the slide towards oppression.

    The report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, covers 159 countries and delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights in the world today.

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