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Colombia

Colombia's Ministers of Justice and the Interior will be on hand as the first individuals take advantage of new rules simplyifying the process for legally changing one's gender.

According to a statement read aloud at yesterday’s ongoing peace talks in Havana, the FARC guerrillas and Colombian government agreed to establish a truth commission to investigate atrocities committed during the continuing conflict.

This week’s likely news stories: Anti-government demonstrators march in Venezuela; Guatemalan protestors continue to call for the president’s resignation; President Bachelet begins educational reform measures; Transgender inmates in prison allowed to choose male or female prisons; Colombian general on trial for the murder of presidential candidate.

On Monday, Colombia commemorated the first annual National Day for the Dignity of Female Victims of Sexual Violence caused by the Internal Armed Conflict in an effort to highlight the toll the country’s ongoing conflict has taken on women.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang begins an eight day trip to South America today, landing in Brazil with a promise of some $50 billion in Chinese investments in Brazilian infrastructure. 

La reciente evaluación de la Agencia Internacional para la Investigación sobre el Cáncer vino a respaldar lo que por años han dicho organizaciones de derechos humanos, conceptos de la Corte Constitucional en Colombia y un sinnúmero de estudios científicos: el glifosato hace más mal que bien.

This week’s likely news stories: Raúl Castro has an audience with the Pope; Michelle Bachelet shakes up her Cabinet; Colombia bans coca spraying; a Guatemalan judge is linked to a corruption scandal; Germany will invest in Central American geothermal projects.

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