Oscar Arias, the president of Costa Rica, recently stated that he believes the time has come for the Roman Catholic church to cease demanding celibacy from its priests. He also stated on Wednesday that he supports a new proposal put forth by lawmakers in his country to grant rights to same-sex couples. Saying "sexual orientation is given by God or by nature," he urged his countrymen to respect homosexuals.
After a two-year battle between rival drug cartels that has cost more than 5,000 people their lives, the battle over Ciudad Juarez may have come to an end. The Sinaloa cartel, headed by the infamous drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman seems to be the only group that is winning out in Mexico's drug war, now holding control over the critical trafficking routes through the violent border city.
Do Salvadorans Now Outnumber Dominicans in the United States?
A new report by the American Community Survey has determined that Salvadorans have replaced Dominicans as the fourth largest Latino group living in the United States. ACS, which analyzed data from 2008 says that the top the three largest Latino groups remain Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans. The National Institute for Latino Policy notes that results of the 2010 Census are necessary in order to accurately reflect current Latino subgroup figures.