Central America and Caribbean

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Added on: 08/18/2023
Over 90 percent of the population of Guadeloupe and Martinique is contaminated by a pesticide, chlordecone (Kepone), which was used on banana plantations from 1972 to 1993…

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Added on: 08/06/2023
08/05/2023
More than 20 members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender (LGBT) community in St Vincent and the Grenadines who were interviewed by the international Human Rights…

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Added on: 08/04/2023
08/03/2023
After the cancellation of the decree law criminalizing sodomy, Panama decriminalized homosexuality 15 years ago, becoming the latest Latin American country to do so. Shortly before, activist Juan…

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Added on: 07/26/2023
For the protagonists of Luis Alejandro Yero’s Calls from Moscow, the Russian capital was a place of intense silence and isolation on the eve of the invasion…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
The twin-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its volcanic terrain, spectacular coral reefs and yacht-filled harbors. But the tiny Eastern Caribbean country…

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Added on: 07/21/2023
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Advocacy group Human Rights Watch released an in-depth report Thursday that details the abuse and discrimination the LGBTQ community says it…

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Added on: 07/20/2023
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines face bias-motivated violence and discrimination in their daily life, Human Rights Watch said in…

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Added on: 07/16/2023
07/15/2023
In a packed bar in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, on Friday night, more than 1,000 people gathered to see a group of drag queens battle it out to…

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Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
PRESIDENT of the Tobago Pride Association (TPA) Todd MJ Denoon believes homophobia is perhaps the biggest challenge confronting the island’s LGBTQI community. While combatting homophobia still remains…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
Whenever the rights of LGBTQ+ people move forward in the world, be it with laws that recognize same-sex marriage or the administrative identity of trans people, there…

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Added on: 06/02/2023
06/01/2023
June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and around the world. The month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, when LGBTQ+ people…

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Added on: 05/21/2023
05/20/2023
King Charles III’s coronation has accelerated plans for Jamaica to become a republic, and activists say it’s time for the country to take a big step forward…

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Added on: 05/20/2023
Fabricio Chicas knows exactly what will happen. As soon as he hands in his ID, the employee on the other side of the counter will look at…

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Added on: 05/14/2023
Around 200 Cubans marched in Havana on Saturday to the rhythm of conga, a popular dance, protesting against homophobia and transphobia, and celebrating the legalisation of same-sex…

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Added on: 05/12/2023
05/11/2023
WashingtonCNN — The Supreme Court cleared the way for a transgender woman from Guatemala to appeal her deportation from the United States in federal court. The woman argues that she…

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Added on: 05/06/2023
05/05/2023
More than 700 same-sex marriages have been celebrated in Cuba since the new Family Code was approved in a referendum last year. The figure was confirmed this…

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Added on: 05/05/2023
05/04/2023
As King Charles’ coronation approaches, many Caribbean countries are considering a future without the monarchy. Charles will be anointed king during his coronation on Saturday (8 May), not…

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Added on: 04/26/2023
Margerita Afom
Alturi Contributor
The Caribbean has thirteen sovereign states, each with distinct rights and protections for the LGBTI community. However, like many nations with a history of colonization, the views…

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Added on: 02/21/2023
02/20/2023
Keiry Molina’s world turned upside down last May when a police officer arrived at her home in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. The 46-year-old trans…

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Added on: 02/19/2023
02/17/2023
Drawing upon years of political engagement and research in Nicaragua, as well as a deep network of contacts, Karen Kampwirth’s book LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua: Revolution, Dictatorship,…

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Added on: 12/16/2022
12/15/2022
We’re well into a new decade, but equality for LGBTQ people around the world continues to not be a given. In fact, being part of the LGBTQ…

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Added on: 12/13/2022
A top court in Barbados has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex, becoming the third nation in the conservative Caribbean region to do so this…

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Added on: 12/12/2022
As the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) celebrates six years of campaigning, we urge “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” sexual and gender-diverse individuals…

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Added on: 11/20/2022
Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let…

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Added on: 11/15/2022
11/14/2022
Cuban Pedro Rafael Delgado, a 56-year-old accountant, saw his life change dramatically just days after Cuba approved a set of laws by referendum in September that allow…

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Added on: 10/27/2022
10/26/2022
SANTA CLARA, Cuba — Serious, standing upright and dressed in long gala dresses — despite the midday Cuban heat — Lisset and Liusba quietly walk up the…

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Added on: 10/23/2022
A transgender woman activist who openly supported the LGBTQ community in Honduras has been killed by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on Thursday in the town of…

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Added on: 10/15/2022
10/14/2022
Adiel Gonzalez, a 32-year-old former theology student, was forced to break with his church eight years ago due to his sexuality. He became a fierce LGBTQ+ rights…

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Added on: 10/12/2022
10/11/2022
While it is safe for LGBTQ persons to live in most parts of the Caribbean, it’s not all peaches and cream. Homosexuality is still taboo. Stigma and…

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Added on: 10/03/2022
Cuba’s legalisation of same-sex marriage and “altruistic” surrogacy has revived debate half a world away in a major trading and ideological partner, China. In a national referendum…