Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations
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Business
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Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations

Andrew Beatty and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 21, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro vowed Monday in Havana to set aside their differences in pursuit of what the…

Waging peace in Colombia
Crime
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

Obama promises human rights talk with Castro
Cuba
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Cuba
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Obama promises human rights talk with Castro

AFP - March 14, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. President Barack Obama, who visits Cuba in a week, promised dissidents he would directly discuss human rights issues with their president, Raúl Castro, in…

Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off

David Boddiger - March 12, 2016

Just before sunrise on Friday morning, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís stepped on board an aircraft bound for Mexico and told its passengers – hundreds of…

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day
Gender equality
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Gender equality
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Why we celebrate International Women’s Day

Olivia Ramos - March 8, 2016

See: Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year Today is International Women’s Day, and around the world women will join in parades and discussions on the…

Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF
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Costa Rica
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Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that a decree to legalize and regulate in vitro fertilization, signed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís last September, complies with…

Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The lawyer for six couples who sued Costa Rica more than a decade ago for banning in vitro fertilization says time is running out for his clients to become…

Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide
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Colombia
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Brother of Colombia’s former President Álvaro Uribe arrested for homicide

AFP - February 29, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89405" align="aligncenter" width="502"] AFP/Bluradio[/caption] BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A brother of Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and links to ultra-conservative…

Three steps Venezuela must take
Latin America
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Latin America
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Three steps Venezuela must take

Leopoldo López | The Washington Post - February 28, 2016

Two years ago I was imprisoned for calling for a constitutional, democratic and peaceful change in the Venezuelan government. Our plan was called La Salida, "the exit."…

Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case

AFP - February 27, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery…