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

17 Jun 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.

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

17 Jun 2019

BOGOTA, June 17 (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

06 Jun 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.

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

06 Jun 2019

BOGOTA, June 6 (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

04 Jun 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.

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

04 Jun 2019

OVEJAS, Colombia, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F orced 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

31 May 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

30 May 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.

Denied abortions, Latin American rape victims forced to be mothers, groups argue

29 May 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reproductive rights groups petitioned a United Nations agency on Wednesday on behalf of four young pregnant rape victims in Latin America, calling on the region to ease up on its restrictive abortion laws.

'Black Widow' gangs warned after El Salvador forced marriage bust

29 May 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gangs in El Salvador who force women to wed only to kill their husbands for the life insurance are on notice after a top prosecutor won a landmark conviction of seven gangsters and said more cases were to come.

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