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Past articles by Anastasia:

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

Costa Rica's Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the ruling, and said, “Our commitment to full equality remains intact." → Read More

Colombia Fails To Stem Murders Of LGBTQ People Despite Overall Drop

Despite recent social advances, violence against queer people remains high in the country. → Read More

Hundreds of Venezuelan children victims of child labour in Colombia

About 850,000 children in Colombia are estimated to be working and not attending school → Read More

Landslide renews protests by communities at Colombia's biggest dam

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A landslide at Colombia's biggest dam that forced the evacuation of about 26,000 people highlights the risks to communities who have lived the area for generations, according to campaigners who have protested for years over the massive project. → Read More

Smugglers prey on migrants seeking better life in Chile: experts

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic seeking a better life in more prosperous Chile are at high risk of labor exploitation and trafficking as migration to the South American nation soars, experts say. → Read More

Women and men are different in what they need from city living, experts say

Latin American women live in cities differently than men but their needs are often overlooked by male-run urban governments → Read More

Extradition of accused Mexican traffickers raises victim hopes for justice

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexican women and girls sent to the United States and forced to have sex with up to 40 men a day finally could see their accused traffickers punished after U.S. authorities cracked a largely family-run sex ring after nearly 20 years, officials said. → Read More

Colombians flee homes amid fresh violence, forced lockdown by rebels

By Anastasia MoloneyBOGOTA, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and... → Read More