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US approves return of non-emergency personnel to Nicaragua

The United States on Wednesday approved the return to Nicaragua of non-emergency personnel and diplomats’ family members after they were pulled from the country during weeks of deadly anti-government protests. U.S. Embassy in Managua The US Embassy UU in Managua expects to resume routine visa services,...

Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

MANAGUA (AFP) – For days, Maria Magdalena Saldana has hooked a gold chain encircling her waist to the gate bulwarking one of Nicaragua’s most notorious prisons. A mother demands the release of her son captured by police and paramilitaries and held at “El Chipote” prison...

El Salvador Releases Second Woman Jailed Over Abortion

A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated homicide over an alleged abortion after she was raped was released from prison on Tuesday having served half her sentence. Maira Figueroa is the second woman jailed under the Central American country's severe anti-abortion laws to...

Is the world finally waking up to intersex rights?

Q24N - "The surgeon’s approach was that I didn’t identify as a woman because I didn’t have a vagina,” says Mauro Cabral. After growing up in Argentina being treated as a girl, he discovered at the age of 14 that he didn’t have any...

Transgender Persons Want Right To Identify Themselves With Gender and Name They Feel Expresses Their Identity

(QCOSTARICA) Diverse organizations like Mulabi, Transvida, and the Diversity Movement are seeking consensus in order to present a law to the Legislative Assembly in August regarding trans-gender rights. Promoters say that the law is necessary because of obstacles and discrimination that trans-gender persons face. The project...

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