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Anastasia Moloney

High-profile El Salvador femicide case exposes deadly gender violence

22 Jan 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation.

High-profile El Salvador femicide case exposes deadly gender violence

21 Jan 2020

BOGOTA, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation.

Guatemala's children bear brunt of prolonged drought and rising heat

21 Jan 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising numbers of children in Guatemala are going hungry as drought linked to climate change reduces food harvests, fueling child malnutrition rates in the Central American nation, the United Nations and charities said.

Guatemala's children bear brunt of prolonged drought and rising heat

21 Jan 2020

BOGOTA, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising numbers of children in Guatemala are going hungry as drought linked to climate change reduces food harvests, fueling child malnutrition rates in the Central American nation, the United Nations and charities said.

In Peru's highlands, student radio show sounds alarm on trafficking

17 Jan 2020

CUSCO, Peru (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Huddled around a microphone in a village in southern Peru, five teenagers took to the airwaves one Sunday with a stark warning.

Sex trade flourishes in Peru's Amazon despite crackdown on illegal mining

16 Jan 2020

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Claudia was 14 when she was trafficked into prostitution in the Peruvian rainforest town of Puerto Maldonado, where a boom in illegal gold mining had created a thriving sex industry.

Colombia's Amazon tribes tap into rainforest protection funds

15 Jan 2020

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia is asking indigenous Amazon tribes to suggest ways to spend more than $7 million available to fight deforestation, the nation's environment minister said on Wednesday, part of an international effort to protect the threatened rainforest.

Colombia's Amazon tribes tap into rainforest protection funds

15 Jan 2020

BOGOTA, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia is asking indigenous Amazon tribes to suggest ways to spend more than $7 million available to fight deforestation, the nation's environment minister said on Wednesday, part of an international effort to protect the threatened rainforest.

Bogota's first openly gay mayor marries girlfriend

17 Dec 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombian Claudia Lopez, the first openly gay woman to be elected mayor of Bogota - and of any capital in the Americas - has married her girlfriend just weeks before taking office.

Colombia's Amazon forest gets boost with $366 million protection fund

11 Dec 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway, Germany and Britain said on Thursday they would spend up to $366 million over the next five years to help Colombia reduce deforestation in its vast Amazon rainforest.

World News

China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads

China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800.