13 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued in Costa Rica
13 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued in Costa Rica
By Raquel Reichard | 09/09/2016 - 10:20

Thirteen sex trafficking survivors were rescued from the back of a seedy bar in Costa Rica on Saturday, reports the country’s largest newspaper, La Nación.


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How This Nicaraguan Feminist Group Fights Gender-Based Violence in Central America
How This Nicaraguan Feminist Group Fights for Women and LGBTQ+ Rights
By Raquel Reichard | 07/19/2016 - 10:49

“The revolution cannot happen without women,” reads a sign at Programa Feminista La Corriente, a Nicaraguan feminist organization that educates and


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Meet the Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls About Their Reproductive Rights
Meet the Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls About Their Reproductive Rights
By Raquel Reichard | 12/01/2015 - 13:04

In a climate where women’s rights organizations are rapidly subsiding in poverty-stricken Nicaragua, young but roaring feminist


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12 Events Celebrating Afro-Latinos
12 Events Celebrating Afro-Latinos
By Raquel Reichard | 06/11/2015 - 17:33

The United Nations has declared 2015 to 2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent, and it looks like the National


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 Supernatural star Misha Collins wants to build a school in Nicaragua
'Supernatural' Star Misha Collins Wants To Build a School in Nicaragua
By Daniela Galvez | 04/16/2015 - 16:40

Talk about humanitarian of the year!


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Teens with Cancer Quinceanera in Nicaragua
Teens With Cancer Get Their 'Quinceañera' In Nicaragua, Dance Partners Included
By Fox News Latino | 09/25/2013 - 13:00

For many a teenage girl in Latin America, a "quinceañera" party is a cherished rite of passage, a traditional coming-out celebration for 15-year-olds.

Not all families can afford the colorful gowns and other niceties for such parties, though. So for each of the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a quinceañera for girls from poor, rural families — teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer.


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Jason Puracel, American prisoner in Nicaragua
American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique On New Album 'Soy y Sere': "I Want to Make My Own Sound"
By Smriti Mundhra | 07/12/2011 - 15:15

Salsa legend-in-the-making Luis Enrique struck gold with his last album Ciclos (it won two Latin Grammys, and a Grammy for Best Latin Tropical Album), so the pressure is on for his follow-up Soy y Sere, out July 19. This time, Enrique enlisted the help of two scorching hot up-and-comers—Latin Grammy’s Best New Artist Alex Cuba and breakthrough bachatero Prince Royce—to create a record that he calls “more danceable” than the last.


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5 Perks of Having 'Survivor' Season 21 in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
By Janel Martinez | 08/17/2010 - 11:00

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua—the laid back fishing town, turned tourist relaxation spot—is the destination for the new season of Survivor, premiering on CBS on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. Tune into Season 21 to see who will be the ultimate winner out of The Espada Tribe, the over 40 participants, or the La Flor Tribe, the 30 and younger crowd. Plus, there’s a Latina in each tribe: Brenda Lowe (age 27) and Yve Rojas (age 41).


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Nicaragua Total Abortion Ban Challenged by Cancer Patient
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/24/2010 - 09:00

Nicaragua’s total abortion ban is being challenged by a cancer patient who wants to terminate her pregnancy so that she can receive treatment. Doctors at the state hospital in Leon (55 miles west of Managua) have refused to give her medical care because it would harm the 10-week-old fetus. The local paper La Prensa then published the patient’s sister’s request bringing the case to the public’s attention.


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