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Stories about Colombia

Colombians ‘save the evidence’ as they denounce social media censorship of protests

Different strategies have been created to preserve the record of ongoing protests and state violence, as well as of the content being censored on social media.

A battle for information is sweeping Colombia amid nationwide protests

Journalists, K-Pop fans, and community radio stations fight to share information on the country's protests.

Indigenous peoples join the national struggle in Colombia's strike

The Indigenous guard protects protestors by setting up humanitarian corridors

Street art shows the clamor of the Colombian people tired of violence, corruption and poverty

Throughout Colombia, facades of buildings, businesses, institutions have been painted with messages of anger, hope, and sadness

Canadian, US cannabis corporations threaten Colombia's indigenous communities

'Monocrops, mining exploitation and other projects break the equilibrium of our health, culture, spirituality on Misak territory.'

Which colonial statues are being torn down in Latina America?

For many, destroying statues is another way to demolish, symbolically, the ideas of oppression, slavery and colonialism.

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.

Five new digital media platforms for uncensored news from Colombia

In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.

Colombian and Chilean psychiatrists plead to care for mental health by avoiding COVID-19 overexposure of (fake) news

In Chile, there has been an increase in drug, alcohol, and tobacco consumption during quarantine.

Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Colombia denounce the assassination of human rights defenders

"The answer should not be force. The militarization of the territory generates more panic and anxiety."

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed...

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

Journalists seek justice as attacks continue in Colombia

"...when journalists are silenced, the whole of society is attacked.”

What the door knockers in Colombia's Cartagena de Indias tell us about the city's history

Add beautiful door knockers to your list of reasons to visit Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

A web comic from Colombia discusses surveillance and gender in Latin America—to the rhythm of salsa

''Beyond the joke that "every breath you take" seems like it could be written by the NSA, we realized that this is about a man that spies on a woman.''

Journalists, YouTubers, and politicians join forces in Colombia against the killings of social leaders

Social media influencers are trying to draw attention to the struggle of leaders in rural areas to those in connected urban spaces.

Why are Colombian indigenous peoples protesting against President Ivan Duque?

Indigenous people in Colombia have organized national protests against President Duque's new development plan, joining forces with other civil society groups like afro-Colombians, small-scale farmers, labor unions and students.

Colombian activists deliver letter about killings of social leaders to the ICC

Over 163 community leaders and activists have been murdered over the past three years in Colombia.

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