Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Pariah Nations

The 2005 State Department Human Rights Report is out. Here goes the latest Western Hemisphere pariah list:

Cuba is accused of committing "numerous, serious abuses" including the imprisonment of more than 300 political activists.

Haiti is signaled for retribution killings and orchestrated abuses.

Honduras and Nicaragua are criticized for corruption and impunity.

The strongest criticisms go to Venezuela, accused, among other things, of unlawful killings and torture.

As usual, a country is excluded from the report: the US itself.