Human Rights watchdog Amnesty International has said states across the Americas clamped down on the right to protest and seek asylum along 2019 in its recent report.

“Inequality, corruption, violence, environmental degradation, impunity and the weakening of institutions continued to be a common reality across the Americas, resulting in daily human rights violations for millions of people,” the annual report, published on Thursday, said.

Talking on the report, Erika Guevara-Rosas, the Americas director at Amnesty International, said 2019 brought a “renewed assault on human rights across much of the Americas, with intolerant and increasingly authoritarian leaders turning to ever-more

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