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Top Americas rights commission condemns Honduras LGBT+ murders

Jul 18 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas' top human rights commission on Thursday called on Honduras to investigate growing violence against trans people in the Central American nation, where three transgender women were killed in the first week of this month alone.

Bolivia declares gender killings a national priority

Jul 16 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bolivia, which has one of South America's highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday.

Ecuador tribe wins legal battle over the Amazon

Jul 12 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Ecuador has upheld a ruling that prevents the government from selling land in the Amazon rainforest to oil companies, a move activists called a historic win for the Waorani indigenous tribe living there.

El Salvador set to reopen abortion trial of teen rape victim

Jul 10 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A teenage rape victim in El Salvador who was convicted for murdering her child and jailed for nearly three years after a stillbirth will face a retrial next week, her lawyers said on Wednesday.

As Venezuela's healthcare collapses, pregnant women, girls bear brunt of crisis

Jul 08 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Caracas's main maternity hospital the blood banks and medicine cabinets are empty, the power and water regularly cut out - and women and girls are dying needlessly, according to one of the few remaining doctors, Luisangela Correa.

Bogota's solar-powered gondola gives slum dwellers a lift

Jun 17 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweeping above sprawling slums in the upper reaches of one of Bogota's poorest hillside shantytowns, Yobana Bonella sits comfortably in a solar-powered gondola ferrying thousands of residents up to their homes, leaving almost no carbon footprint.

Honduras stands by abortion ban, mulls shift on morning-after pill

Jun 06 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Honduras has no intention of lifting its total ban on abortion though it may soften its stance on the morning-after pill, the government says, shunning calls from human rights groups to get rid of an abortion law decried as draconian.

Colombia's push for land titles brings hope for farmers amid fragile peace

Jun 04 2019

OVEJAS, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forced to flee her home to escape violence during Colombia's half-century civil war, farmer Diana Vitola has been waiting decades to receive a formal document proving she is the lawful owner of a small plot of land.

Colombia seen losing deforestation battle in war-hit areas

May 31 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia is fighting a losing battle against the destruction of its rainforests in war-hit regions where the government remains weak, a Norwegian climate envoy said during a visit to the country.

In Colombia's remote tribes, LGBT+ people face abuse, shame

May 30 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's LGBT+ people who live in black and indigenous communities must cope with violence, humiliation and efforts to "cure" them of their sexual identities, according to research released on Thursday.

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