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Stories about Colombia
14 November 2016
Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.
12 November 2016
"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.
28 October 2016
"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"
20 October 2016
Communities from the most affected areas in Colombia's armed conflict took the streets of the capital to protest against the results of the referendum and support the peace agreement.
7 October 2016
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Colombia's President Santos for his efforts to end a five decades-long civil war, with Syria's widely celebrated White Helmets missing out.
6 October 2016
Its name doesn't matter, it's an essential ingredient for confectionery. So much that alfajores are unimaginable without a spoonful of this sweet made out of milk.
5 October 2016
1 October 2016
After more than five decades of armed conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a peace settlement is finally at hand, if voters want it.
"This is a very tense time. Not even war-wise, but it became a tense social time. People going towards the 'yes,' people going towards the 'no.'"
28 September 2016
26 September 2016
Animations, TV Shows, and Personal Testimonies Help Colombians Understand the (Possible) End of Conflict
"Every time nations go through a peace process, humanity as a whole takes a step forward."
"I'm a direct victim of war and armed conflict. Yet if I have to give my hand to the murderers, I'm ready to do so because I believe in forgiveness."
21 September 2016
20 September 2016
"One day, teacher Luis decides to load his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, with books and takes them to remote areas for children who can't access them otherwise."
2 September 2016
After more than fifty years of war, a divided Colombia will face a referendum next month on a peace agreement that could be a historic milestone.
29 August 2016
"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."
9 August 2016
“Yesterday they displaced us, murdered us, and kidnapped us. Yesterday and today we are together holding hands with the world, resisting death, and resisting impunity.”
2 August 2016
22 July 2016
The truck-driver and cargo-transporter unions in Colombia have been on strike since the first week of June 2016, delivering a significant blow to the national economy.
13 July 2016
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."