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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.