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Latin America and the Caribbean

Almost 19% of all reprisals documented in the Secretary General reports since 2010 are in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Venezuela and Nicaragua are the two countries in the region where most acts of intimidation and reprisals have been specifically recorded.

The cases are predominantly against named individuals working to defend civil and political rights and accountability for impunity. The main types of reprisals observed in the region are threats and intimidation and defamation.

Key numbers

Most frequent type

Most frequent issue area

Gender within named individuals

48

Female

58

Male

5

Other