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Thousands march in Colombia’s Bogota to demand end to protests, roadblocks

Colombia Bogota protests in white

Bogota, ColombiaReuters Waving flags and dressed in white, thousands marched in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Sunday to demand an end to protests and roadblocks, as well as to express support for security forces, following a month of demonstrations. “They [the roadblocks] are taking the cities hostage. They are stopping the economy,” Patricia Gonzalez, 45, said. […]

Distribution of parks in US neighbourhoods reveals racial disparities

Seattle parkland

New York,Thomson Reuters Foundation Parks in primarily non-white neighbourhoods are half the size and five times as crowded as parks in mostly white neighbourhoods, putting communities of colour at risk during the summer heat, research showed on Wednesday. In low-income neighbourhoods, parks are four times smaller and four times more crowded on average than parks […]