Uruguay blazes liberal trail across Latin America, legalizes abortion, transsexual rights,

Posted on August 3, 2014 • Filed under: Human Rights Latin America, Social Issues, Uruguay

Theguardian.com reported the LGBT, feminist and student voices behind Uruguay’s radical reforms
From legalising abortion to transsexual rights, marginalised groups have united to become a formidable force for change.
One tiny country has been blazing a liberal trail across Latin America. In the past six years, Uruguay has introduced ground-breaking legislation on abortion, drugs, transsexual rights, and same-sex marriage and adoption. While President José “Pepe” Mujica and his centre-left Broad Front coalition have been making international headlines for their sweeping reforms – which led to Uruguay being crowned country of the year by the Economist magazine in 2013 – less well known is that up to 3,000 civil society activists have been the driving force behind the country’s extreme makeover. Read Article

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