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Anastasia Moloney

Slow pace of peace in Colombia putting rights activists at risk - U.N.

Mar 14 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slow implementation of Colombia's peace accord and a lack of government presence in rural areas is putting land and human rights activists in danger, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Venezuelan child migrants, women fall prey to human traffickers in Peru

Mar 12 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant children fleeing alone from Venezuela's economic and political crises, along with destitute Venezuelan migrants arriving without documents both make easy prey for human traffickers in Peru, anti-slavery experts said on Tuesday.

Hopes raised for Salvadoran women behind bars for abortion crimes

Mar 08 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The early release of three Salvadoran women serving decades-long prison sentences under the country's total abortion ban raises hope nearly 20 other women jailed on similar convictions will walk free, reproductive rights activists said on Friday.

Peru's first indigenous radio soap tells tales of 'invisible' slavery

Mar 07 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lured by false promises of good jobs serving tourists or cleaning city apartments, Peru's indigenous women and girls often end up being sold for sex - a fate that the government said on Thursday it hopes to avert through a new radio drama.

Male 'gender norms' may contribute to higher death rates: U.N. report

Mar 05 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of all deaths of young people aged 10 to 24 in the Americas are due to murders, fatal road accidents and rising suicide rates, with men and boys the main victims, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Tuesday.

C-section for 11 year-old rape victim in Argentina sparks outcry

Feb 28 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An 11-year-old rape victim in Argentina was forced to deliver her baby prematurely by caesarian section despite requesting an abortion, sparking an outcry by women's rights campaigners.

Colombia's ex-rebels turn tourist guides, but peace remains fragile

Feb 21 2019

MESETAS, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a former rebel fighter, Ximena Cruz used to hide and survive in Colombia's dense forests, but now in peacetime she hopes tourists will visit the once war-torn hilly hinterland in the country's central Meta province.

Ex-child soldier fights for trans rights in Colombia

Feb 21 2019

PASTO, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombia's FARC guerrillas turned up at the home of Cristian Camilo Gonzalez nearly two decades ago and shoved him into a truck when he was just aged 14, his happy childhood ended abruptly.

Women killed at 'alarming' rate in Brazil, rights body says

Feb 04 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four women have been killed every day so far this year in Brazil, a rate the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called "alarming" on Monday.

With opposition leader Guaido, exiled Venezuelans dare to dream of returning home

Feb 01 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Venezuelan army lieutenant Alejandro Pedra once used to proudly stand guard in pristine white uniform outside the presidential palace in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, now he stands in a shabby tracksuit selling sandwiches on a street corner in Bogota.

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