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Anastasia Moloney

Hundreds of girls, women have disappeared during pandemic in Peru

Aug 04 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 900 women and girls have gone missing in Peru during its coronavirus lockdown, a top women's rights official said on Tuesday, calling for the creation of a national missing persons register to address the "alarming" number of disappearances.

At-risk Caribbean scrambles to prepare for hurricanes during pandemic

Aug 03 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caribbean nations were scrambling to adapt storm shelters to prevent the spread of coronavirus and stock up on supplies, with thousands of people already evacuating their homes as the hurricane season gets underway, aid agencies warned on Monday.

Honduran minority fears for survival after leaders abducted

Jul 31 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There has been no word of the five Black Honduran indigenous men who two weeks ago were abducted at gunpoint from their homes in a coastal fishing village and then bundled into cars.

Pandemic brings growing risk of pregnancy, abuse to Latin American girls

Jul 31 2020

MEXICO CITY/BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her 11-year-old daughter's belly began to grow in May, Paloma discovered the unimaginable - the girl had been raped by her stepfather.

Latin America urged to boost green jobs for pandemic recovery

Jul 29 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America could create 15 million new green jobs in climate and nature protection over the next decade if countries aim to cut carbon emissions as part of a sustainable economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, researchers said on Wednesday.

Ecuador's Amazon tribes turn to tech to track COVID-19 cases

Jul 21 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ecuador's indigenous groups in the Amazon have launched an information dashboard to monitor the coronavirus and identify contagion hotspots as the disease spreads through the rainforest and threatens ancient cultures, a leading rights group said on Tuesday.

Colombians demand tough punishments in rape of indigenous girl

Jul 02 2020

BOGOTA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombians have taken to social media and online petitioning to demand that seven soldiers charged with the sexual assault of an indigenous child receive maximum prison sentences, voicing outrage and concern that justice will not be delivered.

Colombia investigates reported rape of indigenous girl, sparks condemnation

Jun 24 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombian authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating the reported rape of a 12-year-old indigenous girl by soldiers, spurring calls from tribal leaders to address violence against their communities they say is invisible and often ignored.

New platform is matchmaker for investors, planters to combat deforestation

Jun 18 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new online platform aims to connect people who can plant trees with investors with millions of dollars to spend, its backers said, in a bid to stem deforestation worldwide.

Colombia receives multi-million funding boost to protect tropical forests

Jun 12 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain pledged on Friday to give Colombia 64 million pounds ($80 million) to help the South American nation protect its threatened tropical forests as part of a new four-year conservation program targeting areas with high deforestation rates.

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