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Daniel Zamudio’s Attackers Face Homicide Charges

Great news for the family of Daniel Zamudio, a young Chilean man who was brutally attacked in a Santiago park on March 3 only for being gay and died on March 27.   His four assailants now face second-degree murder charges.

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Daniel Zamudio Pronounced Dead 7:45 pm

Daniel Zamudio, the 24-year-old Chilean man beaten on March 3 only for being gay, was pronounced dead at 7:45 pm (6:45 pm EST) today.  Doctors performed a test this afternoon that confirmed cerebral failure and soon after, Zamudio died. Earlier … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazism, Homophobia, and Machismo in Chile: The Daniel Zamudio Case

Daniel Zamudio, a 24-year-old Chilean man, continues to be in critical condition more than twenty-five days after being beaten by four men, including at least one neo-Nazi—only because he is gay.  There have been conflicting reports over the past few … Continue reading

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-While Hugo Chávez’s health is increasingly in question as he underwent surgery for cancer yet again, his political vision appears to remain alive. In gubernatorial elections yesterday in Venezuela, his political coalition won 20 of the 23 elections for state … Continue reading

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LGBT Rights and Struggles in Chile

There have been a few stories of note recently on the struggle for LGBT rights in Chile.First, the Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movement for Integration and Liberation of Homosexuals, MOVILH) has sued the Chilean state, arguing that the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazi Training and Destruction of Jewish Tombs Denounced in Chile

Yesterday, Movilh (the Chilean Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation) denounced before the National Intelligence Agency (ANI) that a group of “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in Chile are receiving paramilitary training and attempted to damage some Jewish tombs. Photos of the activities, … Continue reading

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LGBT Domestic Partnerships in Chile: Closer to Equality, or Separate but Equal?

This has been an important year for LGBT rights in Chile, albeit marred by tragedy. The violent murder of 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio catalyzed the passing of the Anti-Discrimination Law, which had been stuck in Congress for eight years. Today, when … Continue reading

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Chilean President Signs Anti-Hate Crime Law

Speaking of equality in Latin America, yesterday Chilean President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill that prohibits hate-crimes and discrimination based on sexuality. The bill had languished in Chile’s Congress for seven years until this past spring, when the … Continue reading

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80,000 March for LGBT Equality in Santiago, Chile

Over 80,000 people took to the streets in Chile’s Marcha por la Igualdad y los Derechos Humanos de la Diversidad Sexual (March for Equality and Human Rights for Sexual Diversity) this past Saturday, June 23. That impressive number ranks between … Continue reading

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-Peru’s Minister of Defense and Minister of the Interior have resigned in the wake of clashes with Shining Path rebels that left several soldiers dead. -Some supporters of Hugo Chávez are furious over a Venezuelan crossword puzzle that they say contains threats … Continue reading

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