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Anastasia Moloney

Guatemala's LGBT+ community living in fear after spate of killings

Jun 22 2021

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The murder of three LGBT+ people in Guatemala this month has raised fears of a rising tide of prejudice in the Central American nation, prompting activists to call for speedy action to prevent more deaths.

Winners of 'Green Nobel' fight deforestation, coal power

Jun 15 2021

BOGOTA, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a teenage mother and activist, Liz Chicaje would travel by boat and foot across Peru's Amazon rainforest with her young daughter campaigning to protect the ancestral lands of the Bora indigenous people from illegal logging and mining.

Hard-hit by COVID-19, Latin America seen skimping on climate cash

Jun 10 2021

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America is investing too little in a green economic recovery from COVID-19, with only 2% of the region's stimulus funds being spent on projects that help fight climate change, new data from Oxford University showed on Thursday.

Gay and in a gang: Film tells story of a jailed hitman in El Salvador

Jun 04 2021

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Geovany, a former gang member from El Salvador, has two reasons to fear he will be killed in the jail where he is serving a long sentence for murder: He quit his gang and he is gay.

Climate lawsuits snowball as South Americans seek a healthy environment

Jun 01 2021

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -A landmark lawsuit filed against Guyana's government, arguing that oil production fuels climate change, could bolster legal action as court cases involving energy companies and state authorities surge, according to lawyers and environmentalists.

ANALYSIS-Climate lawsuits snowball as South Americans seek a healthy environment

May 31 2021

* Fossil fuel firms under greater scrutiny for climate impacts

Bogota crowdsources a green transport future to cut emissions

May 26 2021

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombian community leader Veronica Fonseca raised her hand to speak at a meeting hosted by Bogota's mayor, she never expected her ideas on improving transport in the capital would be included in the city's plans.

CORRECTED-From beef to chocolate, illegal deforestation found behind many everyday foods

May 19 2021

BOGOTA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 70% of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a study showed on Tuesday, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change.

Pandemic derails Caribbean islands' bid for greener, cheaper energy

May 11 2021

BOGOTA, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of climate finance, electricity monopolies and now the pandemic's ripple effects are slowing the Caribbean's shift from economies run on fossil fuels to clean energy, banking and government officials said on Tuesday.

INTERVIEW-Panama boosts action to protect forests, drought-hit canal

Apr 20 2021

BOGOTA, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D eforestation rates in Panama are set to show a decline as the Central American nation ramps up its efforts to stop the illegal logging of forests largely driven by the expansion of agriculture, environment minister Milciades Concepcion said.

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