Amnesty new office tackles Latin America’s ‘hidden crisis’

Amnesty International chief Salil Shetty delivers a speech in Mexico City, on May 4, 2015With a brand new Americas office in Mexico City, Amnesty International wants to tackle the "hidden crisis" afflicting human rights in the vast region, the organization's head said Tuesday. In an interview with AFP, secretary general Salil Shetty said the first headquarters based inside the region, covering from North to South America and the Caribbean, will allow the rights groups to react faster to a slew of problems. Another office will open in Lima this year, as part of the London-based organization's effort to move its regional operations to countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. "There is actually a hidden crisis on this continent," Shetty said from the new Americas office, where a staff of 30 will work on regional issues next to the space used by its Mexico country team.


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