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Central America and Caribbean

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Raúl Castro speaks about LGBTQ rights during Communist Party congress

aúl Castro in his report to the eighth congress of Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC) that began last Friday and will end on April 19 in Havana referred to the rights of LGBTI+…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

A dozen Central Americans in T-shirts that read Mujeres Luchadores — Fighting Women — marched through a small Texas town last month toward the gates of an imposing private detention center where…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Promising Guyanese designer found murdered in Trinidad

Police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the murder of 27-year-old Guyanese-born fashion designer, Marc Anthony Singh. The youth who moved to Trinidad several years ago, was found stabbed to death in…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2021

The Guatemalan asylum seeker who created a refuge for gay and transgender migrants on the US border

Kissing his partner goodbye on a normal day before heading to work changed the life of 32-year-old Estuardo Cifuentes forever. It was mid-2019 when he stepped out of his front door in…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Casa Ruby brings its mission to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman who fled the civil war arrived in D.C. full of dreams and challenges, and after years of effort she and a group of friends…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

Panama: Bill Bars Same-Sex Couples from Adoption

Panama’s National Assembly passed a bill on March 3, 2021, that includes a discriminatory prohibition on adoption by same-sex couples, Human Rights Watch said today. Bill No.120, which aims to protect children…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

Confronting Jamaica’s hydra of deadly religious homophobia

Research by Jamaica’s most respected university found that religious homophobia is a major reason the country lags the rest of the western hemisphere in recognizing LGBT human rights. A pernicious brand of…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

Honduran LGBT+ advocates in legal bid to stop same-sex marriage ‘lock’

Honduran LGBT+ advocates on Thursday mounted a legal challenge to changes made to the constitution by lawmakers that make it harder to reverse the existing ban on same-sex marriage. Last month, members…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

Inter-American rights body finds Jamaica violated LGBT rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found in a landmark decision released Wednesday that the Jamaican government is responsible for violating the human rights of two of its nationals within the…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

Jamaica should repeal gay sex ban, says Americas top rights body

KINGSTON, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, the top rights body of the Americas said on Wednesday, in a symbolic landmark ruling on LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

In a nation wracked by violence, Kay Trans Ayiti welcomes trans Haitians

Yaisah Val, a pioneer trans activist in Haiti, describes trans advocacy and the challenges of life in the impoverished Caribbean nation. "I am Yaisah Val. My organization is A.C.I.F.V.H and I am…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

What’s next for these transgender asylum seekers stranded in Mexico?

Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile from her shack are rooted…

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