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Recent articles by Anastasia:

Toppling of conquistador statue in Colombia triggers debate over history, legacy

The toppling of a statue of a Spanish conqueror by indigenous people in Colombia this week has opened up debate over how the historic arrival and rule by Western Europeans and the suffering of native people should be remembered. → Read More

South Sudan: Fighter for Women's Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was awarded the inaugural Women Building Peace Award for her work promoting women's participation in peace agreements → Read More

Africa: Hitting Women Hard, Pandemic Makes Gender Poverty Gap Wider

More women than men will fall into extreme poverty due to the pandemic as they bear the economic brunt of COVID-19 and face bigger job losses. → Read More

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon two-thirds lower on titled indigenous land

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting secure land tenure to indigenous forest communities in Brazil's Amazon is a key way to stem rising deforestation rates in the world's largest rainforest, researchers said on Monday. → Read More

The Pandemic Is Putting Latin American Girls at Risk of Pregnancy and Abuse, Experts Say

As COVID-19 cases surge in Latin America, teen girls are at risk of abuse and pregnancy → Read More

Colombia receives multi-million funding boost to protect tropical forests

BOGOTA, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain pledged on Friday to give Colombia 64 million pounds ($80 million) to help the South American nation protect its threatened tropical forests as part of a new four-year conservation program targeting areas with high deforestation rates. The money will be spent on updating a register of land ownership and use - known as a cadastre - as well as… → Read More

South America's indigenous lock down as coronavirus bites

Tribal people who often lack immuninty to outside diseases are closing down reserves to visitors over fears of COVID-19 → Read More

Amazon roads could harm economies not just forests

Paving roads through the Amazon would result in a loss of $7.6 billion, researchers said → Read More

Survey finds 'sextortion' rife in Latin America, women worst hit

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in five people in Latin America and the Caribbean has either direct or indirect experience of officials using their positions of power to demand sexual favors, usually from women, according to a survey published on Monday. → Read More

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

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. → Read More

INTERVIEW-Ecuador to launch new anti-human trafficking plan

The plan outlines priorities to tackle and monitor trafficking and calls on authorities to improve how they work together, implement programs and allocate resources → Read More

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

Abortion in the majority Catholic nation is a crime and is not allowed under any circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest, or when a women's life or ... → Read More

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

Lured by false offers of well-paid work as waitresses, dancers or cooks in mining areas, migrants can end up forced into prostitution → Read More

Peru's first indigenous radio soap tells tales of 'invisible' slavery

New soap opera seeks to warn of the dangers of trafficking in a more creative way, and by describing the crime in ways that make sense to indigenous people in their ... → Read More

Women killed at 'alarming' rate in Brazil, rights body says

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four women have been killed every day so far this year in Brazil, a rate the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called "alarming" on Monday. → Read More

Landmark project to help Peru coffee farmers combat climate change

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of coffee farmers in Peru hope to produce higher and more profitable crop yields to better cope with the impact of climate change under a landmark United Nations-backed project. → Read More

Their waters wrested away, Colombia's island fishermen lament

SAN ANDRES, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Casting his nylon fishing line into the waters off the Colombian island of San Andres, like generations before him, fisherman Oreste Howard points to the horizon of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea and shakes his head. → Read More

Exclusive: Mexico City's transport ranked as most dangerous for women

MEXICO CITY/BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico City has the most dangerous transport system for women out of five of the world's biggest commuter cities, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, with women saying other passengers often turned a blind eye to abuse. → Read More

Shunned by their tribe, Colombian transgender women find freedom in coffee town

The hilltop village of Santuario has become a haven for the growing number of people from the Embera tribe coming out as transgender → Read More

Central American child migrants move in 'shadows', at risk from traffickers

Traffickers lure victims with false promises of jobs and then force them into sex work in bars → Read More