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Thousands march across Colombia to oppose government reforms

Demonstrators protest against Colombian President Gustavo Petro's reforms proposed on the health, retirement, employment and prisons sectors in Bogota, Colombia February 15, 2023. REUTERS/Nathalia Angarita

Bogota, ColombiaReuters Thousands of people took to the streets of Colombia’s major cities on Wednesday to protest social and economic reforms that leftist President Gustavo Petro presented to Congress, policies he says will improve access to healthcare and protect people’s rights, but which opponents say will aid criminals. The demonstrations, organised by the opposition right-wing […]

Act swiftly and fairly to ease shift from fossil fuels, say labour experts

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Barcelona, SpainThomson Reuters Foundation From retraining coal miners in solar tech to job programs focused on tree-planting, companies and governments must act fast to implement measures promoting a so-called just transition away from fossil fuels, labour rights experts said last week. Failure to quickly pull finance out of fossil fuel industries or explain to workers […]

Women in Argentina claim labour exploitation by Opus Dei

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Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAP Lucía Giménez still suffers pain in her knees from the years she spent scrubbing floors in the men’s bathroom at the Opus Dei residence in Argentina’s capital for hours without pay. Giménez, now 56, joined the conservative Catholic group in her native Paraguay at the age of 14 with the promise she […]