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Latin America’s Behind on Women’s Reproductive Rights

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While other parts of the world were witnessing the growth of feminist movements, many South American countries were fighting dictatorships. For this reason, and thanks to the governments’ strong ties with the Catholic Church, many women are still denied the right to an abortion in Latin America.

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

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After years in absentia, retired CIA operative Robert Seldon Lady reappeared out of nowhere on the border between Panama and Costa Rica. And then -- poof! -- he vanished a second time. Not another news story was heard here in the U.S.

Female Official in Costa Rica Fired for Racy Video
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Karina Bolanos, a vice minister in Costa Rica, was let go after a video of her claiming her longing to her lover while clad in underwear was made public on YouTube; Americans apparently throw away nearly half of their food; meanwhile, a 15-year-old used the Internet to create an advanced cancer test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Honduras Headache Won't Go Away

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The Honduran Supreme Court just stuck its tongue out at the rest of the world, which has been waiting patiently for the country's coup leaders to restore lawfully elected and promptly ousted Manuel Zalaya to the presidency. A carefully negotiated deal would have hit the reset button and called for early elections, but the court wasn't interested. It doesn't help that the U.S. has softened its position.

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