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Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.

Guatemala dictator to stand trial

Guatemalan prosecutors announced Jan. 26 that 85-year-old Efraín Ríos Montt, military dictator in 1982-1983, was going to trial in March.

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women

Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.

Fight to end sex trafficking

One of the most significant scourges worldwide is the ongoing exploitation and sexual abuse of over 2 million girls, and sometimes boys, through sex trafficking.

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Women's World Cup: bright spot for Japan, women's sports

After a deadly earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster, the Japanese people got some good news July 17, when their women's soccer team won the 2011 FIFA World Cup Final.

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Afghanistan most dangerous place for women

One in 11 women die in childbirth and 87 percent are illiterate.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has international repercussions

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen  as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, Italy and more

The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!

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Sudanese protest lashing of woman

Sudanese women's rights activists and allies protested the beating of a young woman by laughing police officers that was captured on video and circulated around the world.

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World Notes: Guatemala, Bolivia, Palestine, Iraq

In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.

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