Defender of Trans rights and member of the Alejandría Collective, Francela Méndez Rodríguez, was murdered last week in El Salvador. Various organisations, activists and international bodies have condemned this crime and are calling for an investigation into this homicide.
To celebrate International Sex Workers Day in Panama City, a group of sex workers staged "The Voice of Orchids", a play that recounts the daily stories of sex workers.
At the 33rd meeting of the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria the Technical Review Panel (TRP) submitted its report with an analysis of the concept notes and regional proposals. The role of this mechanism has been widely criticised lately and is being scrutinised by the Fund.
Today the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria opened its 33rd meeting in Geneva. The meeting will be an opportunity to start the process to develop a new strategy.
The Bolivian Ministry of Health disclosed during a press conference the HIV status of a Bolivian citizen, incurring in a violation of local legislation and international recommendations.
On Thursday morning, a Malaysia Airlines flight on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine as a result of a terrorist attack. Some HIV/AIDS activists and professionals were on board, heading to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
In Ecuador, Corporación Kimirina introduced to the public the new prevention website for men who have sex with men, using an explicit language and making the most of new technologies in order to reach that population.
In the last month, the Key Correspondents team carried out a virtual regional survey into Latin American participation at the next International AIDS Conference, Melbourne 2014. The results of a significant sample of those surveyed show very poor participation from the region and explain some of the causes.
Once again a world celebration against homophobia and transphobia will take place on 17th May. We will rightly focus our analysis and show our disapproval of the recent events that have taken place in some countries in Africa and in Eastern Europe.
The Regional Workshop on the Global Fund´s New Funding Model to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was held in Quito, Ecuador, on April 2-4, with a very diverse audience made up of national and regional partners.