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President Michelle Bachelet signed a law on Monday allowing same-sex civil unions.

Under pressure from civil society, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies initiated a period of public hearings today to inform a new draft of the country's General Water Law.

Today, I'm upset because there are many DREAMers who have the grades and the potential to go to the college of their dreams, but who just can’t go because they can’t afford it.

Failure to comply with ILO Convention 169 has caused recurring friction between the government and Indigenous communities in Panama and throughout the entire region.

The U.S. Congress should help the policy change happen.

Why do we tolerate a gap in leadership on women’s rights?

In response to accords to establish a lower monthly minimum wage of 1,500 quetzales ($196.6) in the Guatemalan municipalities of Estanzuela, Masagua, San Augustine and Guastatoya, protesters blocked at least 22 roads in various parts of the country, including border areas and major highways.

At the end of the day, exploiting fear may bring political gain in the short term, but it is not a policy.  Freedom and security must never be a zero-sum game in a democracy.

This week’s likely top stories: Peru’s allegations against Chile threaten relations; Panama to address conflict over Barro Blanco; Guatemala and Honduras to eliminate customs duties; São Paulo grapples with drought; Caracas Mayor to appeal conspiracy charges.

For years, the Indigenous Warao relied on "El Bote," the landfill in Cambalache, Venezuela for their livelihood. View a slideshow of "El Bote" to learn more.

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