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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
* Fossil fuel firms under greater scrutiny for climate
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.
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.
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.
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.