As levels of rape and sexual violence rise the government has failed to tackle the problem sufficiently, taboos remain in place and victims are left to suffer. Amnesty International has published a report which looks at the problem in detail.
As Nicaragua approaches it's 2011 elections, Sergio Ramírez discusses the hold that the current President Ortega has overpower and whether elections will ring the changes. He stresses the need for international attention as a tool to avoid corruption a
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