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Brutal Torture Killing of Gay Chilean Man Result in Calls for Anti-Discriminiation Laws

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Chile to pass a law against discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, following the recent killing of a young gay man in the capital, Santiago. continue reading »

Arrests Made on Eve of Pope’s Visit Denounced, Including 100 Beggars and Ladies in White

The Cuban dissident movement on Sunday denounced dozens of arbitrary arrests of opposition members, among them 18 of the Ladies in White group, as well as threats and intimidation in the days prior to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on the island. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Controversial Venezuelan Governor Shot

The former governor of the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure was shot at a fast food restaurant in Maracay, a city located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Caracas, Globovision reported. continue reading »

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Chile This Weekend, No Deaths or Damage Reported

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile before dawn without any victims, material damage or interruption of basic services reported. continue reading »

Founder of Tequila Don Julio Dies

Julio Gonzalez Estrada, who helped make tequila a lucrative export for Mexico, died at his home in the western state of Jalisco, industry sources said. He was 83. continue reading »