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Peru prosecutors to probe transgender man's death in Bali

Sep. 01, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the death of a Peruvian transgender man who died this month after being detained on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. Peru's Public Ministry said the probe by prosecutors who specialize in human...

LGBTQ activists in Peru demand autopsy for death in Bali

Sep. 01, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — LGBTQ rights activists rallied outside the prosecutor’s office Wednesday to demand an autopsy be performed on a Peruvian transgender man who died earlier this month after being detained on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. Rodrigo Ventocilla, a 32-year-old...

Bathroom dispute threatens top OAS meeting in Peru

Jul. 15, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A dispute over a gender-neutral bathroom has endangered Peru's plan to host the next gathering of the Organization of American States' top decision-making body. Peru's congress, dominated by social conservatives, voted Thursday night to deny authorization for the...

Peru military leader who oversaw return of democracy dies

Jul. 15, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Francisco Morales Bermudez, an army general credited with paving the way for Peru’s return to civilian government — but also convicted abroad of involvement in dirty war crimes — has died at age 100, his family said Friday. His son Remigio...

Gary Moeller, former Michigan and Lions coach, dies at 81

Jul. 11, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler as Michigan's coach and later led the Detroit Lions, died Monday. He was 81. The University of Michigan announced his death, and no cause was provided. Moeller was promoted from offensive coordinator...