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Colombian acid survivor seeks tougher justice for 'an identity erased'

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Natalia Ponce de Leon's life was shattered within seconds when a stalker hurled acid at her outside the family home in an upscale part of the Colombian capital last year. Around 1,500 acid attacks are reported globally each year, with women the victims in 80 percent of cases, according to London-based charity Acid Survivors Trust International, which says the actual number is probably much higher since most victims are too scared to speak out.

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