Imogen Calderwood

Freelance global journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Freelance journalist and researcher, committed to everything from breaking news and crime to political analysis and social coverage in print, TV and online. My particular areas of focus are Spanish-language news, world news, politics, human rights and women's rights.

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Secrets of Colombia's '12 Apostles' death squad revealed

'12 Apostles' vigilantes behind murders of 50 petty crocks and drug dealers Gang included police, a priest and allegedly terrorised Yarumal, Colombia Mob 'headed by younger brother of ex-Colombia president Alvaro Uribe' Killings carried out on former president's family cattle ranch, it is claimed Ten-year killing spree was part of 'social cleansing' to rid town of criminals Santiago Uribe's arrest over claims is politically motivated, says his brother In the burning heat of the Colombian sun,...

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Satellite images reveal the full extent of El Chapo's tunnel escape

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, head of Sinaloa Cartel, is on the run after escaping from Altiplano jail on Saturday Underground tunnel through which he escaped led from the prison shower to a construction site nearly a mile away A miracle of underground engineering, the tunnel was complete with air vents,

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Sex, surgery and HIV: The struggle of Peru's transwomen

Photographer Danielle Villasana documented the lives of a community of transgender women in downtown Lima The shocking yet intimate series gives an insight into the lives of the women, who have a life expectancy of just 35 Drugs, murder and violence is rife in the community, with 213 transgender people murdered in Latin America in 2014 They are also so shunned from society that they are given no access to healthcare, education or work opportunities With their intricate make-up, short skirts...

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Tens of thousands slaughtered for their organs in China, says new film

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in China so their organs can be sold to 'transplant tourists', claims documentary Those allegedly killed belonged to repressed Falun Gong spiritual practice Rumours surfaced in 2006 and investigators claim evidence is 'very strong' Film offers first full examination into why allegations aren't taken seriously China harvested livers, kidneys, corneas and even hearts from tens of thousands religious prisoners while they were still alive and the world...

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Four of the SAME family slaughtered in ISIS Iraq shopping mall attack

Four-year-old Ruqaya was killed with her father and two teenage brothers Grief-stricken uncle revealed how he discovered his young niece's body Tributes are being shared on social media to bring home scale of tragedy Death toll now 250 after ISIS bomber attacked a Baghdad shopping centre Four members of the same family were killed in Saturday's ISIS suicide attack when a blast ripped through a packed Baghdad shopping centre.

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The scandal of the slave labour behind the jewellery on your finger

Children as young as 11 are working alongside adults in the 'blood diamond' trade in the Central African Republic The chain of supply crosses so many country borders that most people don't know where their diamonds originated Thousands of children as young as nine work in 'absolutely terrifying' conditions in gold mines in the Philippines Hard-hitting reports into the diamond and gold trade released by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch The jewellery around your neck and on your...

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'My face melted away': Brave woman relives harrowing acid attack

Natalia Ponce de Leon, 35, said her skin and clothes 'melted away' when corrosive sulphuric acid was thrown in her face Brave Natalia, from Bogota, met her attacker only twice, but became obsessed with her and followed her for months to meticulously plan it She has never shown her face

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Nanny Lauren Man's fury at police's kinky sex theory of her death

Lauren Mann, 25, was found half-naked, face-down on a mattress at her apartment in Austrian capital Autopsy found she was suffocated but prosecutor will only decide if a full-scale murder probe should be opened after further medical tests Authorities say it may be weeks before body of high-flying student will

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Syrian teenager wants to be in Rio in 2016 Olympic refugee team

Yusra Mardini was on an overcrowded migrant boat when the engine failed Syrian refugee and her sister jumped into the water and pushed the dinghy across the Aegean until they reached the Greek island of Lesbos Nine months after fleeing war torn Syria, she is facing another big journey Yusra

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Protesters launch hunger strike at Downing Street over Iran executions

Iranian protesters launched three-day 'hunger strike' outside Downing St Urging government to condemn hangings of up to 30 prisoners this week Relatives called to Iranian prison to say last goodbye were instead told to go straight to the morgue when they arrived, say reports Comes on the anniversary of executions of some 30,000 prisoners in 1988 Furious protesters launched a three-day 'hunger strike' outside Downing Street following the mass execution of prisoners in Iran.

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