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-In a move that could have implications for equal marriage rights throughout the country, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that a state law in Oaxaca that banned gay marriage is unconstitutional. –Gunmen assassinated Paraguayan peasant leader Vidal Vega, who fought for … Continue reading

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-In yet another step towards equality, a gay man in Brazil who, with his partner, is adopting a child, has been granted “maternity” leave for four months (rather than the 5-day time off for “paternity” leave) to help raise the … Continue reading

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-Amnesty International has issued a report criticizing Colombia for failing to investigate human rights violations and allowing an atmosphere of impunity to persist, including failure to investigate and prosecute right-wing paramilitary groups and individuals who historically have been tied to … 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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-Brazilian truck drivers have gone on strike over restrictions on which roads they can use when, and South America’s largest city is feeling the pinch, as São Paulo has begun to run low on fuel. -In yet even more incredibly … Continue reading

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-Haitians left disabled after the January 2010 earthquake found some degree of relief in a model community for people left homeless and injured from the quake. Unfortunately, the government is set to reclaim the land, forcing the disabled to fend … Continue reading

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-Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said in an AP interview that she will seek to completely sever Jamaica’s ties with Queen Elisabeth, who remains the titular head-of-state for the Caribbean nation. Simpson Miller has her hopes that Jamaica can … Continue reading

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