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Disaster hacks: South American cities harness tech and nature to tackle flooding

22 Nov 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hit with ever-more-frequent torrential rain that triggers worsening flooding and mudslides most years, Rio de Janeiro is looking to an unusual gathering for answers: a hackathon.

FEATURE-Disaster hacks: South American cities harness tech and nature to tackle flooding

22 Nov 2019

BOGOTA, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hit with ever-more-frequent torrential rain that triggers worsening flooding and mudslides most years, Rio de Janeiro is looking to an unusual gathering for answers: a hackathon.

U.N. envoy urges Latin America to tackle conservative attack on LGBT+ rights

21 Nov 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some conservative politicians and churches in Latin America are inciting hate speech against LGBT+ people, fuelling a roll back on legal gains, a United Nations special envoy said on Thursday.

With incoming Argentine president, abortion rights could expand

18 Nov 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Elective abortion has a good chance of becoming legal in Argentina, supporters said on Monday, as a new center-left president is about to take office and feminist and abortion rights movements are growing in the South American country.

High-tech mapping, apps fight deadly dengue outbreak in Honduras - medical charity

14 Nov 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High-tech mapping and mobile phone apps are being used to combat dengue fever in Honduras as the Central American nation struggles to fight the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on record, medical charity MSF said on Thursday.

High-tech mapping, apps fight deadly dengue outbreak in Honduras - medical charity

14 Nov 2019

BOGOTA, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High-tech mapping and mobile phone apps are being used to combat dengue fever in Honduras as the Central American nation struggles to fight the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on record, medical charity MSF said on Thursday.

'Revenge porn' victim fights back with Mexican law to stem digital violence

08 Nov 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When teenager Olimpia Coral Melo found a video of herself having sex online, she fell into depression and attempted suicide several times - before vowing to outlaw revenge porn in Mexico.

Colombia elects first openly gay woman mayor, a first for an Americas capital

28 Oct 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The election of Colombian Claudia Lopez as the first openly gay woman mayor of Bogota - and of any capital in the Americas -shows rising acceptance of not just LGBT+ but broader human rights across the region, supporters said on Monday.

Argentina seeks to extradite ex-spy on sexual exploitation charges

23 Oct 2019

BOGOTA/MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Argentina is seeking the extradition from Mexico of a former spy accused of running a criminal organization that sexually exploited women, a move one trafficking survivor said would be a "historic milestone" in the fight against the crime.

Exclusive: After a violent past, Colombia's Medellin emerges as a hotspot for businesses doing good

22 Oct 2019

MEDELLIN, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in a gang-ridden hillside slum in Colombia's second city of Medellin, Bryan Estiven Carmona knew becoming a street drug dealer was far more likely than getting a decent job.

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