Colombian authorities say their country is one of the world’s worst for acid attacks on people, such as these women waiting to see a plastic surgeon who specializes in helping such victims rebuild their lives
TODAY COLOMBIA – Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn’t ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face.
A decade on she is still disfigured. But help is at hand.
In Colombia, said by authorities to be one of the countries worst affected by acid attacks, a campaigning plastic surgeon is helping — for free — to rebuild victims’ faces and lives.
Borda, a 32-year-old mother of three, has had the ninth operation on her face at Alan Gonzalez’s pristine surgical