Anastasia Moloney

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 07:11
For aid agencies working in slum neighborhoods in parts of Latin America, gang warfare, including shoot-outs, and the violence it brings have become the main challenge.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:53
Colombians hope a peace deal between the government and the country's biggest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), will bring five decades of conflict to an end.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:30
Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay or the personal and religious views of a health worker, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 07:07
A Guatemalan court on Wednesday ordered two former military officers convicted of holding indigenous women as sex slaves during the nation's civil war to pay their victims just over $1 million in compensation.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:25
Food shortages and cuts in farming jobs caused by a prolonged drought are driving thousands of people living in parts of Central America to leave their homes, according to new academic research.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 04:57
Tens of thousands of children in El Salvador flee their homes each year to escape gang violence, and the government is "either unwilling or unable" to protect them from persecution, a U.S.-based advocacy group said on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 06:29
Victims of sex trafficking are paralyzed with fear and work under coercion in the city's bars, restaurants and massage parlors, and breaking down their frightened silence is the main challenge facing prosecutors.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 08:10
Colombia's attorney-general has said he will step up investigations of 22 army generals for their alleged role in the killing of dozens of civilians in a notorious episode of the country's five-decade conflict.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:19
President Santos's optimism has not been shared by many Colombians, who after three previous attempts by the government and FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) to sign a peace deal, are wary of predicting success this time. But as peace talks in Havana slowly advance, both sides have taken conciliatory steps in recent months, raising hopes that the negotiations have reached a point of no return.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 06:15
Drug-fueled gang violence and extreme weather linked to climate change are forcing tens of thousands of people in Latin America to flee their homes every year, according to Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council.