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Top female rebel turns herself in
BOGOTA — One of the top-ranking women of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, Nelly Avila Moreno, has turned herself in after decades of eluding capture, officials said yesterday .
Authorities say the outlaw, known popularly as Karina, was considered one of the most violent female leaders of Latin America’s longest-running insurrection.
The fighter, in her 40s, was reportedly behind four massacres in the mid-1990s in the northwest Uraba region, as well as dozens of kidnappings and attacks on public officials.
Rights for gays take center stage
HAVANA — Cuba’s gay community celebrated unprecedented openness — and high-ranking political alliances — with a government-backed campaign against homophobia.
The Saturday meeting at a convention center in Havana’s Vedado district may have been the largest gathering of openly gay activists ever on the communist-run island. President Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela, director of Cuba’s Center for Sexual Education, has promoted the rights of sexual minorities and presided over the event.
Prejudice against homosexuals remains deeply rooted in Cuban society. But the government has moved steadily away from the harsh policies of the 1960s and 1970s, when homosexuals hid their sexuality for fear of being ridiculed, fired from work or even imprisoned.
Cuba’s parliament is studying proposals to legalize same-sex unions and give gay couples the benefits that people in traditional marriages are afforded.
Farmers’ strike may end early
BUENOS AIRES — Farmers are considering whether to lift a strike over an export tax increase in order to restart talks with the government, a farm leader said yesterday.
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