Tag Archive | Central America

Guatemala: First openly gay congressman braces for battle

Guatemala: First openly gay congressman braces for battle

Guatemala’s first openly gay congressman Aldo Davila was only elected two months ago, and has yet to take up his seat, but death threats have already stopped him walking the streets of his own city. “People have written messages, ‘You want get to Congress on January 14th, you will die before’,” said the 41-year-old veteran […]

Trans asylum-seeker killed after US deportation back to El Salvador

(Reuters) – A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday last, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration’s hardening policy on asylum seekers. El Salvador’s ASPIDH Rainbow Trans Association said Camila Diaz Cordova, a 29-year-old sex worker, applied for […]

‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

(Reuters) – Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will have the right to get married by mid-2020, the nation’s constitutional court has ruled, a first for socially conservative Central America. In a majority decision made public on Thursday, the court backed the opinion of the San Jose-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which said in January […]

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica’s presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday’s vote, and challenging the Central American country’s image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman, Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human […]