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Armed with tech tools, Colombian cities combat mosquito-borne diseases

16 Sep 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a mobile app, Glenis Barragan has been knocking from door to door in the poor neighbourhoods of Colombia's northern city of Cucuta, aiming to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease.

FEATURE-Armed with tech tools, Colombian cities combat mosquito-borne diseases

16 Sep 2019

BOGOTA, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a mobile app, Glenis Barragan has been knocking from door to door in the poor neighbourhoods of Colombia's northern city of Cucuta, aiming to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease.

As Amazon leaders meet, scientists warn of fiery future for fragile forest

06 Sep 2019

LETICIA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fires in the Amazon rainforest will likely become more severe, frequent and widespread in future unless action is taken to stem rising deforestation and climate change, scientists warned ahead of Friday's regional summit aimed at tackling the problem.

FEATURE-Colombia's indigenous tribes share secrets to safeguard Amazon forest

04 Sep 2019

LETICIA, Colombia, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle in a wooden shack on the outskirts of Leticia, the capital of Colombia's Amazonas province, indigenous leaders savoured powdered coca leaves and tobacco paste as part of an ancient ritual that connects them with their ancestors.

Guatemala's first openly gay congressman braces for battle

28 Aug 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Guatemala's first openly gay congressman Aldo Davila was only elected two months ago and has yet to take up his seat, but death threats have already stopped him walking the streets of his own city.

As the climate shifts, Central America confronts a deadly dengue outbreak

28 Aug 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central America is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in decades - and scientists say the disease is likely to spread and become more frequent in the future due to climate change.

Brazil's former environment head calls raging wildfires 'crime against humanity'

23 Aug 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former Brazilian environment minister and presidential candidate Marina Silva on Thursday called wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest a "crime against humanity" and blamed current policies for fueling the blazes.

Brazil's former environment head calls raging wildfires 'crime against humanity'

23 Aug 2019

BOGOTA, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former Brazilian environment minister and presidential candidate Marina Silva on Thursday called wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest a "crime against humanity" and blamed current policies for fueling the blazes.

Hunger driving migration in drought-hit Central America: U.N.

14 Aug 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor harvests and prolonged drought are driving rural families in parts of Central America from their homes to seek better opportunities in their own or neighboring countries and in the United States, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

LGBT+ murders at 'alarming' levels in Latin America - study

08 Aug 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four LGBT+ people are murdered every day in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to "alarming" new research released on Thursday by a regional network of gay rights groups.

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