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Giant Rodents May Soon Be Back On Menu In Colombia

Cute, gross or lunch?
Cute, gross or lunch?

BOGOTÁMmmmm. How about the World's Largest Rodent on your Easter menu?

That's right. The capybara, a bigger and arguably uglier cousin of the guinea pig, may soon be legally served in the homes and restaurants of Colombia, after having been classified as a threatened species and thus banned from markets and menus.

That would be good news in the kitchens of Colombia and Venezuela, where the animal's meat has also long been prized, notably as a delicacy at Easter,

Farmers had been complaining that these protected creatures were actually a plague because they defecate in the water supplies of farm animals, which is believed to cause diahrrea among livestock, El Espectador reports.

Now, in response to farmers' demands to control its population, Colombia's Environment Minister Alejandro Gaviria recently approved the sale and consumption of capybara meat, and regional environmental authorities may soon have powers to issue "sustainable" hunting permits in areas with significant capybara populations.

He said Colombians can expect to see capybara on their plates within a year, and will no longer have to pay for "pork sold as capybara."

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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