in the Caribbean sea
Consider this: Santo Domingo has a
population of nine million. Just over a quarter of its
people live in extreme poverty. And prostitution isn't
on the law books. 21-5-2007
Peru: Prostitutes reject bill which outlaws sex ads in newspapers
Peru's Miluska, Vida and Dignidad Civil Association of
Sexual Workers (Asociación Civil de Trabajadoras
Sexuales Miluska Vida y Dignidad) have publicly
condemned a bill which will prohibit Peru's newspapers
and print media to publish ads which blatantly or
discreetly advertise sexual services.
Sex slave importer faces prison
A jury of nine women and three men
unanimously decided that Colombian national Jorge
Melchor was guilty as charged of facilitating
prostitution, conspiracy and human trafficking in
Sex workers urge Peru to regulate prostitution
Peruvian sex workers urged the government
on Friday to regulate their profession, saying it would
protect them from violence and help stop the spread of
sexually transmitted diseases.
Jamaica: Homosexuality and sexuality ethics
Reports in the press last week about
rousing worship in a gay church here, a rise in divorce,
AIDS and teenage sexual activity, as well as 12-year-old
children in Portland having oral sex with grown men, all
relate to a broader phenomenon.
Abortion now legal in Mexico City
Last week the Legislative Assembly of
Mexico City voted 46-19 to legalize abortion up to the
first trimester of pregnancy. The initiative was the
first of its kind in the country and a forefront over
other state legislatures. It was voted by five leftist
political parties; opposition came from rightist Green
and National Action parties.
Jamacia: Porn peddlers targeted
Despite a failed attempt to nab a number
of porn peddlers during a recent raid, the police in St
James have vowed to clamp down on the booming sales of
two bootleg recordings - one featuring a Westmoreland
man having sex with another man - in this resort city.
Dollars can still buy love in Cuba
know this goes on everywhere from Brazil to Thailand,
but I still feel like telling this leathery old man,
with his big gold chain, vest and shorts, that he's a
creep, and finding a hotel.
Child pornography and human trafficking: Cancun's dark side
In many of Mexico's
states, violence against women is still not considered a
crime, and freedom of the press remains elusive.
Journalists are often targeted and killed simply for
telling the truth. Last year alone, Mexico saw the
deaths of 10 journalists, according to the World Press.
And Lydia Cacho Ribeiro knows that, any day, she could
be one of them. 12-5-2007
Cops arrest Mexican taxi drivers for showing porn flicks in cabs
Three taxi drivers were
arrested on charges of showing pornographic DVDs in
their cabs in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula.
Peru: 61 educators reprimanded for rape and sexual abuse charges
Peru's Ministry of
Education reprimanded 61 educators in the Lima-Callao
metropolitan area for rape and sexual abuse charges
involving students. 12-5-2007
Cuba: Sex education campaign battled old prejudices
wrote in Swedish-Cuba magazine in 2000: "In 1977, the
Center for Sexual Education (CNES) was founded on the
initiative of the Cuban Women's Federation (FMC) and
their seminars and publications encouraged a more
enlightened outlook on homosexuality and started to
undermine traditional prejudices and taboos.