Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison
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Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

Andrew Beatty and Thomas Watkins | AFP - February 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday presented a long-awaited roadmap to close the controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying it was time to…

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills
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With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day. Most are in Spanish…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal
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Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal

Lindsay Fendt - February 12, 2016

Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a…

El Salvador arrests 4 military officials over civil war Jesuit killings
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El Salvador arrests 4 military officials over civil war Jesuit killings

AFP - February 6, 2016

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Authorities in El Salvador have arrested four of 17 former military officials wanted by Spain over the killing of six Jesuit priests during…

Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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Human rights
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Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Zach Dyer - June 16, 2015

Elizabeth Odio Benito, 75, a Costa Rican lawyer and former vice president, has been elected to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The vote took place Tuesday…

Costa Rica’s expanding definition of family gets nod from president
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Costa Rica’s expanding definition of family gets nod from president

Zach Dyer - June 15, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday expressed support for Costa Rican families regardless of the form they take, including those seeking children via in vitro fertilization. The president’s…

Costa Rica lawmaker to promote bill improving sex workers’ rights
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Costa Rica lawmaker to promote bill improving sex workers’ rights

L. Arias - June 3, 2015

Broad Front Party lawmaker Ligia Fallas Rodríguez has offered to assist a group of sex workers in Costa Rica draft and submit legislation to improve sex workers’ rights at…

Ireland could become first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote
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Ireland could become first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote

Griff Witte | The Washington Post - May 17, 2015

Related: Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination DUBLIN, Ireland — Catholic and deeply conservative, Ireland was long known as one of the toughest places…

Activists decry ‘genocide’ of gay, lesbian and transgender organizers in Central America
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Activists decry ‘genocide’ of gay, lesbian and transgender organizers in Central America

Zach Dyer - December 16, 2014

Facing violence and criminal impunity in their countries of origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have become the latest face of Central American displacement, and they…