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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.

New York City moves to avert legal battle over gay conversion therapy

13 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City took the first step on Thursday toward repealing its ban on gay conversion therapy, aiming to avert a legal challenge that could put LGBT+ rights at risk nationwide, officials said.

Making history: teaching of LGBT+ rights gains momentum in United States

28 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up as a young, gay Latino in rural Colorado, Daniel Ramos never heard any stories about people like him in the classroom.

Paraguay is set for historic trans murder trial

09 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a trans woman who was stabbed to death two years ago, according to local rights activists.

Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence in Ecuador

09 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The killing of a transgender woman in Ecuador has ignited fears of a rise in anti-LGBT+ violence following recent gains in the South American country, activists said on Thursday.

Effort to roll back transgender rights fails in Uruguay

06 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ballot-box effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay failed to draw enough voters to the polls to trigger a national referendum, prompting LGBT+ rights supporters to declare victory on Monday over the conservative-backed initiative.

Laws banning gay sex under challenge in tiny Caribbean nation

20 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gay man in the tiny Caribbean nation of Dominica filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement,

Transgender murders in Honduras stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

17 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT+ rights in the country has prompted a backlash.

Family violence against girls rising in Mexico: UNICEF

12 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said on Thursday.

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