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Nicaragua crisis forces 60,000 people to flee homes in past year - U.N.

16 Apr 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one year after anti-government protests began in Nicaragua, tens of thousands of people have fled the country in fear for their lives, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Ecuador's hunter-gatherers in court over oil drilling in Amazon

11 Apr 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hunter-gatherers in the Amazon sought in court on Thursday to stop Ecuador's government auctioning their land to oil companies, as tension mounts over the future of the rainforest.

CORRECTED-Ecuador's hunter-gatherers in court over oil drilling in Amazon

11 Apr 2019

BOGOTA, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - H unter-gatherers in the Amazon sought in court on Thursday to stop Ecuador's government auctioning their land to oil companies, as tension mounts over the future of the rainforest.

U.N. urged to scale up aid as Venezuela crisis deepens

04 Apr 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and babies are dying in Venezuela and disease is rife amid a collapsed health system and severe food shortages, researchers said on Thursday, urging a large-scale United Nations response.

U.N. urged to scale up aid as Venezuela crisis deepens

04 Apr 2019

BOGOTA, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and babies are dying in Venezuela and disease is rife amid a collapsed health system and severe food shortages, researchers said on Thursday, urging a large-scale United Nations response.

U.S. aid cuts to Central America may backfire, fueling migration north: charities

02 Apr 2019

BOGOTA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decision by the U.S. government to cut aid to three Central American nations is "counterproductive," likely to backfire and fuel rather than stem the flow of migrants north fleeing gang violence and dire poverty, charities said on Tuesday.

Danger still lingers two years after Colombia's deadly Mocoa landslide

31 Mar 2019

MOCOA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two years after a mudslide that killed more than 300 people in the Colombian rainforest town of Mocoa, local authorities are struggling to get the funds to resettle tens of thousands of residents living in areas at risk of flooding.

Slow pace of peace in Colombia putting rights activists at risk - U.N.

14 Mar 2019

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.

Venezuelan child migrants, women fall prey to human traffickers in Peru

12 Mar 2019

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.

Hopes raised for Salvadoran women behind bars for abortion crimes

08 Mar 2019

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.

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