Colombia: Long recovery of woman who was victim of acid attack

Posted on February 7, 2016 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues Cosoy reported….At 35, Natalia Ponce de Leon is an expressive woman, with the vivid eyes of a person who once thought that she would lose her sight. Her mother’s home, where Natalia lives, is usually in half-light, because sunlight is not good for burns. She suffered them twice – serious ones. When she was three years old, she went to pick up a ball on the road, and got stuck under a car exhaust. Her face was badly burned. The second one took place 30 years later. A man she had barely even seen before threw a litre of acid over her, burning her face, her arms, her abdomen and one of her legs. She does not understand why he did it. Read Article

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