Mexico's top court rules anti-gay terms are hate speech
The magistrates voted 3-2 late Wednesday in favor of a journalist from the central city of Puebla who in 2010 sued a reporter at a different newspaper who had written a column referring to him as "punal" and others at the plaintiff's newspaper as "maricones." Both words roughly translate into "faggot."
Beyond statistics: Violence against women in Latin America, Caribbean
Havana - A new study on female violence, conducted in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, shows that between 17 and 53 percent of respondents reported being physically or sexually abused by their partners. 14-2-2013
As drug use rises in Latin America,
sexual exploitation increases
Is there a sinister correlation between increased drug trafficking and the illicit sex industry in South America? Criminal opportunities and major markets for huge profits are all that is sufficiently needed for organized crime to place a stranglehold on a populace. 8-2-2013
Mexico breaks up bizarre border sex cult
Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the US border, authorities said Tuesday. The "Defensores de Cristo" or "Defenders of Christ" cult allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ. 30-1-2013
Are you qualified to be a sex-toy tester?
Cha Cha is a phone service you can text for answers to questions when you don't have internet. The quiz I thought could give me the greatest sense of accomplishment and know-how was "Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Sex Toy Tester?" 30-1-2013
Ex sex is something many people do
Having sex with an ex seems to be a fairly typical part of the breakup process for young adults, a new study shows. But the behavior could be risky, pushing former partners into emotionally complicated territory where safe-sex measures are likely to be cast aside. 30-1-2013
Sugar daddy site: Better than sex work
Ever wondered which is more lucrative, being a prostitute or a sugar baby? Well, SeekingArrangement.com, the dating site for those seeking “Mutually Beneficial Relationships®,” has decided to answer that question — in a completely scientific and unbiased way, I’m sure. 23-1-2013
Sex (ratios) and the single girl
Far from a dating paradise, a gender gap can prove dangerous for women in cities and rural areas around the world. Amid all of the current Internet chatter about the perils of being a single woman, a recent piece in the New York Times shines a light on a different, more sinister, hazard. 23-1-2013
women rescued in prostitution bust getting aid and counseling
American women who were victimized in what federal
officials say was a major prostitution ring are living
in safe housing, getting psychological counseling and
other assistance, and may qualify for special US visas
for sex trafficking victims who cooperate with law
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.
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.
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.