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Money for combating violence against women misused, Mexican official says

15 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign.

Money for combating violence against women misused, Mexican official says

15 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign.

Brazilian drag queen makes Time magazine's 'Next Generation Leaders' list

10 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Time magazine on Thursday named a top Brazilian drag queen and LGBT+ advocate as one of 10 young people “changing the world” in its biannual list.

Brazilian drag queen makes Time magazine's 'Next Generation Leaders' list

10 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Time magazine on Thursday named a top Brazilian drag queen and LGBT+ advocate as one of 10 young people “changing the world” in its biannual list.

Artists fight censorship after Brazil bans gay films, comic

10 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an Avengers comic featuring a gay kiss was banned from Brazil's largest book festival, author Nana Queiroz stuffed copies of her latest bestseller into a suitcase in a bid to outwit authorities' latest move to silence LGBT+ storytellers.

FEATURE -Artists fight censorship after Brazil bans gay films, comic

10 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an Avengers comic featuring a gay kiss was banned from Brazil's largest book festival, author Nana Queiroz stuffed copies of her latest bestseller into a suitcase in a bid to outwit authorities' latest move to silence LGBT+ storytellers.

Factbox: 10 facts on abortion as Mexico and Australia lift bans

27 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights activists celebrated on Wednesday as Mexico's Oaxaca state made it legal to terminate a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks, while Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, allowed terminations for women up to 22 weeks pregnant.

Critics pan Rambo's 'wrongheaded' sex trafficking tale

25 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Film critics and trafficking experts have lambasted the latest Rambo film for focusing on the sex trade, which they say is inaccurate and oversimplifies human trafficking.

Water wars: Indigenous locals go up against Mexico City airport

17 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For most of his life, Filiberto Mena Laiza had worked the earth, growing carrots, cilantro, beans and other crops in what was once rich agricultural land some 50km north of Mexico City.

FEATURE-Water wars: Indigenous locals go up against Mexico City airport

17 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For most of his life, Filiberto Mena Laiza had worked the earth, growing carrots, cilantro, beans and other crops in what was once rich agricultural land some 50km north of Mexico City.

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