Amnisty Issues in Latin America
While inspired by current events related to Julian Assange, a blog post in the Christian Science Monitor titled Assange asylum case ripples through Latin America brings up other current and recent asylum cases.
Of interest specifically in Nicaragua was the recent case where Nicaragua granted asylum to a Peruvian. In current cases, Brazil has granted asylum to a Bolivian who is in the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz but Bolivia has not granted safe passage for him.
Nicaragua granted political asylum to Alberto Pizango, the Peruvian indigenous leader who was wanted by the government for his role during the Bagua conflict. After he was given asylum, the government granted him safe passage from the Nicaragua embassy out of the country. He returned to Peru 11 months later and was arrested.