On May 26th 2020, Costa Rica became the sixth country in Latin America to legalise same sex marriage. The fight to achieve this was not an easy one! The Catholic Church in the U.S.A. played a big role in catalysing the delay of legalising same sex marriage in Costa Rica. While on one hand, the … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage: Where Are We?
A few weeks back in Argentina a very important Bill was presented before the Argentinian senate proposing to decriminalise abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy and thereby guarantee access to safe abortion services. It was a result of National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion which started in 2005. … Continue reading Argentina’s tryst with Human Rights: “Illegal” Abortion
Background You might have heard of Venezuela whenever there is a talk about oil and the fluctuation in its prices or, if you’re not familiar with that, you would’ve surely come across various posts on social media talking about how the country’s currency value is lesser than that of the widely popular World of Warcraft … Continue reading Venezuela – A Nation in Distress
The Inter Press Service on May 18th 2018 reported that 5.7 million children across Latin America are exposed and exploited for child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery. In particular Paraguay which has one of the highest rates of poverty has exemplified child labour. Brazil and Mexico are other regions where child labour refuses … Continue reading The Menace of Child Labour in Latin America
Colombia ended its 54 years long civil war on 24th August 2017, when it signed a peace deal with the country’s biggest leftist guerrilla group. The civil conflict has not left a single house in the country. As many as 220,000 have died, 25,000 disappeared, and over 7 million have been internally displaced from their … Continue reading Colombia’s Perpetual Hope For Justice