Brazilian prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a former military official for his role in a crackdown that led to the forced disappearances of five guerrillas during the country's dictatorship.
A Guatemalan judge has ordered the country's former dictator to stand trial on charges that he was responsible for atrocities committed during his rule.
Panamanian officials are preparing for the return of former dictator Manuel Noriega, who is scheduled to be extradited from France this weekend, Panama's foreign minister told CNN en Español.
A dark chapter in Chile's history was revisited this week when the Valech Commission, which carried out the most thorough investigation on persecution during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, revised upward the number of abuse victims from that era.
Emilio Massera, a former admiral who was part of a military junta that ruled Argentina in the 1970s, died Monday in the hospital where he had been for some time, the state-run Telam news agency reported.
The head of Myanmar's military is on a top-level visit to China. CNN's John Vause reports.
When a military dictator comes calling, Beijing doesn't like to give too many details away.
A former Bolivian dictator has been arrested on a charge that he exposed himself to a group of children and has been sent to a drug rehabilitation center, the state-run news agency reported.
A former Argentinian dictator and an ex-army chief are scheduled to go on trial this week on charges of human rights abuses during the nation's right-wing rule from 1976-83, the government's Judicial Information Center said.
Myanmar's ruling junta announced Wednesday a new election law that disqualifies pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in upcoming national elections.
More than 400 lawmakers from around the world have urged the United Nations to investigate Myanmar's military junta, accusing it of committing crimes against humanity.
Federal authorities in Argentina are investigating the death of a key witness in a human rights trial that started Tuesday, the official news agency reported.
Lawyers for Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealed her 18-month house arrest to the high court Friday, while the nation's ruling junta granted amnesty to thousands of other prisoners.
CNN's Dan Rivers analyzes where Myanmar's struggle for democracy goes after Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest by a military court Tuesday -- and sentenced to serve 18 more months in home confinement.
The White House criticized the sentencing of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 more months of house arrest Tuesday, joining a chorus of condemnation from figures ranging from the Dalai Lama to the U.N. secretary-general.
After several delays, the trial of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered its final phase Friday as her lawyer delivered closing arguments under tight security at Yangon's Insein Prison.
Be it Iran or North Korea, economic sanctions are a well-used weapon in the diplomatic arsenal for dealing with international disputes. But do they work?
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon was denied permission to see Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, reporters traveling with the secretary-general said Saturday.
Officials in Myanmar delayed the resumption of the trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday, a spokesman for her political party said. No reason was given.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Myanmar at the end of the week for talks that will include the detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations said.
President Obama called Tuesday for the immediate and unconditional release of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial for subversion.
The Myanmar court trying opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi heard testimony Wednesday from the man who swam to her house, sparking her trial on subversion charges.
Democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi plans to take the stand Tuesday to defend herself against subversion charges, her spokesman told CNN Monday.
Aung San Suu Kyi declared herself innocent of charges she finally heard in court for the first time Friday, the fifth day of her trial on allegations of subversion.
The American man who swam two miles across a lake to visit Aung San Suu Kyi apparently wanted to film the detained Myanmar opposition leader, who refused his request, according to footage played during her trial Thursday.
A British envoy who attended the third day of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial on Wednesday said she appeared "robust" and in a positive frame of mind.
Prosecutors in Myanmar picked up the pace of calling witnesses to the stand Tuesday, offering hope to Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters that the opposition leader's trial -- which nine Nobel laureates have called "a mockery" -- may end soon.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who swam to her lakeside home went on trial in the military dictatorship Monday behind closed doors inside a prison compound.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is to be taken to a prison courtroom in Myanmar Thursday after an American was arrested for allegedly sneaking into the home where she is under house arrest, a spokesman for her political party said.
A U.N. group has ruled that the detention of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under the laws of her own nation, her lawyer said.
Paul Risley of the World Food Programme joins CNN to discuss widespread food shortages in Myanmar.
Nineteen political prisoners were released by the government of Myanmar over the weekend, the human rights group Amnesty International reported Tuesday.
An explosion rattled Myanmar's main city, Yangon, on Thursday morning, the eve of the one-year anniversary of a junta crackdown on anti-government protesters, police said.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday applauded the release of several political prisoners by the government of Myanmar, including the nation's longest-serving political prisoner.
First Lady Laura Bush visits a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Exchanging his sacred Bhuddist robes for a crucifix and his black-colored hair for bleached-blonde, 24-year-old Ashin Kovida found freedom in neighboring Thailand and escaped authorities within Myanmar's oppressive military regime intent on hunting down the pro-democracy leader.
CNN's Dan Rivers profiles a Buddhist monk who led the protests in Myanmar and escaped to tell his tale.
Myanmar has agreed to let its South Asian neighbors send medical personnel and an assessment team to the cyclone-ravaged country, more than two weeks after a storm that killed tens of thousands of people.
Burma's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid in the wake of this month's devastating cyclone
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with the U.N.'s John Holmes about reports that relief aid is not reaching victims in Myanmar.
A U.S. military airplane with relief supplies was scheduled to land in Myanmar Monday on a mission that American officials say they hope will "build trust."
The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported
Residents in this sprawling river delta city hacked their way through downed trees and trudged through knee-deep swirling brown waters Monday as they tried to pick up the pieces of their lives after a deadly cyclone ravaged the southeast Asian country over the weekend.
CNN's Owen Thomas speaks with Aung Zaw of Irrawaddy Magazine a dissident magazine, about the storm in Myanmar.
The latest rival of Thailand's new Prime Minister isn't the opposition party or the junta he replaced. It's the celebrated soothsayer who says he's going down
Former Argentine officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo was put on a commercial flight to Argentina on Monday to face charges of human rights abuses, a police source told CNN.
Guards took former Argentine officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo from a Spanish prison Sunday because he will likely be extradited to Argentina to face charges of human rights abuses Monday, sources told CNN.
A Myanmar rebel leader killed in February said that his group is fighting for the preservation of the ethnic Karen minority, and for greater freedom throughout the southeast Asian nation.
Spain will extradite former Argentine officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo to his homeland, where he faces charges of human rights abuses during the South American country's "Dirty War" more than two decades ago, a Spanish court ruled Friday.
Pro-democracy opposition leaders from Myanmar have reacted with skepticism and concern about the ruling military junta's announced plan to hold a referendum on a new constitution in May and national elections in 2010.
Opposition leader and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home, where she is under house arrest, for a meeting with a government official on Friday, witnesses said.
The September crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators by the Myanmar military junta was bloodier than the government admitted to, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday she was "very optimistic" about the process of dialogue with the country's ruling military junta after she was allowed to meet with members of her political party for the first time in three years, a party spokesman said.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "ready to cooperate" with the government and is committed to pursuing a dialogue with the ruling junta, according to a statement the United Nations' special envoy to Myanmar read Thursday on her behalf.
Special U.N. envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari has returned to the country and headed to the isolated bunker-like capital Naypyidaw for continued talks with senior government officials, Western sources have told CNN.
The United Nations said Friday it was "disappointed" that Myanmar's government had expelled a top U.N. diplomat, and the Bush administration condemned the action by the ruling military junta in the secretive Asian country.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi -- under house arrest in Yangon for the past three years -- met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer Thursday, Myanmar's state-run television reported.
President Bush on Friday set new sanctions against members of Myanmar's military junta and their associates in response to the junta's violent crackdown on democracy protesters.
Before Burma's military leaders will let up, Ibrahim Gambari must first persuade its neighbors to crack down
Hundreds of villagers living on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, marched in support of the country's military junta Saturday after being threatened with steep fines if they did not, a political activist leader hiding in Yangon told CNN by phone.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush -- in a rare foray into foreign policy -- called on Myanmar's military junta to "step aside," give up the "terror campaigns" against its people and allow for a democratic Myanmar in a commentary published in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.
CNN's Stephen Frazier talks to Indonesian presidential rep Dino Patti Djalal about his nation's reaction to Myanmar.
U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari will brief the U.N. Security Council in an open session Friday on his recent visit to Myanmar, despite objections from the Chinese ambassador who wanted the briefing held behind closed doors.
Fearing arrest, scores of monks are reportedly trying to escape Myanmar's main city. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Asia's biggest democracy won't speak out against the violence in neighboring Burma, drawing critical fire of its own
In a closed country, satellite images are helping prove the junta's human-rights abuses
CNN Phil Black reports on the people struggling to inform the world about events in Myanmar, often at great personal risk.
The Internet connection in Myanmar was cut Friday, limiting the free flow of information the nation's citizens were sharing with the world depicting the violent crackdown on monks and other peaceful demonstrators.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to send a special envoy to Myanmar amid reports of several deaths in clashes between security forces and thousands of protesters led by Buddhist monks.
Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. envoy to Myanmar, talks to CNN about the U.N.'s role in the troubled state.
The global "war on terror" can't be won if people are living in "desperate" conditions, Archbishop Desmond Tutu told CNN.
Myanmar's military rulers arrested 13 leading dissidents on Wednesday in a series of midnight raids in Yangon designed to quash protests against rising fuel prices and falling living standards.
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Protesters march for democracy and raise fears about how the junta will react
TIME's Aryn Baker takes a ride with defiant Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose support is surging even as the government tries to clamp down
Iranian students have staged a rare demonstration against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, setting off firecrackers and burning pictures of him as he delivered a speech at Tehran university, reports said.
Imelda Marcos, the wife of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is launching a jewelry collection using castoffs from her wardrobe and, she claims, flea market finds.
With the ballots in Sunday's Nicaraguan presidential election still being counted, former Marxist guerrilla Daniel Ortega looks close to a dramatic return to power at the third time of trying.
Thailand's ruling military junta, which seized power in a bloodless coup 10 days ago, has chosen a new prime minister for the interim government, but has not yet officially released the new leader's name.
Five days after seizing power in a bloodless coup, Thailand's military junta announced Sunday that anyone participating in political gatherings will face "tough and swift penalties" including up to five years in jail and fines.
Was it worth it, of course, is only one of the questions. What were the alternatives? What could have been done differently? Are things getting better or worse? And however we got here, what do we do now?
Two former Pakistani prime ministers and rivals, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, met in Saudi Arabia and agreed to work to end dictatorship in Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League sources told CNN.
In spite of his promise about a year ago and ongoing public protests, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said he will not step down as head of the country's military on Dec. 31.
One of Myanmar's most prominent political prisoners, Min Ko Naing, a student democracy leader, has been freed by the country's military government, a government source said Saturday.
Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt has been ousted and is under house arrest on corruption charges, a Thai government spokesman has told news agencies.
The top U.N. human rights body has condemned Myanmar's military junta just days ahead of the likely release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Seven eastern European countries have been welcomed into NATO as the military alliance said it was turning its attention to new challenges and threats.
International concern is growing about a rebel bid in Haiti to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide that has left more than 50 people dead.
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