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Anastasia Moloney

Colombia acid attack survivor calls for greater action to help other victims

Nov 15 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After 35 operations to reconstruct her face burned in an acid attack four years ago, Colombian Natalia Ponce de Leon has overcome her anger and is determined to push for greater justice for rising numbers of women victims in her country and globally.

Exclusive: Mexico City's transport ranked as most dangerous for women - global poll

Nov 14 2018

MEXICO CITY/BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico City has the most dangerous transport system for women out of five of the world's biggest commuter cities, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, with women saying other passengers often turned a blind eye to abuse.

Colombia's island fishermen dive into battle to protect coral reefs

Nov 12 2018

SAN ANDRES, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For nearly three decades, Javier Barker has fished in the Caribbean Sea surrounding the Colombian island of San Andres - but until recently he knew little about the importance of coral reefs that fish depend on to survive.

El Salvador to decide fate of rape victim accused of attempting abortion

Nov 09 2018

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fate of a young Salvadoran woman who was jailed for allegedly attempting to murder her child under the country's strict abortion law will be decided by judges next week, her lawyer said.

Desperate Venezuelan migrants face homelessness as Colombia's camp closes

Oct 24 2018

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past two months, Joanna Teran, a penniless Venezuelan migrant, and her five children have survived in a makeshift tent on a patch of grass behind Bogota's main bus terminal.

'President' for a day, schoolgirl in Paraguay shines light on violence, equality

Oct 10 2018

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nara, an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Paraguay, has optimistic dreams of becoming a engineer, and dark fears of sexual attacks that have befallen several of her young friends.

Colombia gears up for high-profile sex slavery trial of 'La Madame'

Oct 05 2018

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The trial of a woman accused of being the "biggest pimp" in Cartagena will send a message that the scenic Colombian city is not a sex tourism destination, the lead prosecutor said.

FEATURE-Desperate border crossings, as Venezuela runs short of HIV drugs

Oct 03 2018

CUCUTA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Danielis Diaz stopped receiving HIV/AIDS drugs four months ago, she had a life or death choice - stay home and become another lifeless casualty of Venezuela's crumbling health system, or flee to Colombia.

FEATURE-Desperate border crossings, as Venezuela runs short of HIV drugs

Oct 03 2018

CUCUTA, Colombia, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Danielis Diaz stopped receiving HIV/AIDS drugs four months ago, she had a life or death choice - stay home and become another lifeless casualty of Venezuela's crumbling health system, or flee to Colombia.

FEATURE-Shunned by their tribe, Colombian transgender women find freedom in coffee town

Sep 27 2018

SANTUARIO, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Maria Claris Sintua was just 13, she was put in wooden stocks for three days as a punishment from leaders of her tribe in the Colombian jungle. Her only crime - to be a boy who wanted to be a girl.

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.