America: How to stop violence against women?
demonstrations in the streets, conferences, cultural
events - yesterday's International Women's Day
commemorations around the world took many different
forms. In Latin America, women's-rights activists and
their supporters called special attention to various
forms of violence against women that continue to prevail
in many countries in the region.
American guilty in Nicaragua
fired rubber bullets near an angry mob protesting
outside a tin-roofed courthouse here Friday, but the
crowd got what it wanted hours later when a US citizen
was convicted of murder. An adventurer turned
businessman, Eric Volz, 27, and a Nicaraguan
co-defendant were found guilty of strangling and raping
Volz's ex-girlfriend Doris Ivania Jiménez, 25.
Honduras: Lawlessness in US against human trafficking creates victims
Several years ago, a young woman showed
up at the offices of a social-services agency in
Albuquerque with a horrifying story. Her parents
in her native Honduras had sold her to an American
man from New Mexico. 18-3-2007