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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."
6 June 2016
In Colombia, the Las Lajas Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary is at the center of numerous visits and fantastic stories, celebrating the miraculous nature of the temple.
4 June 2016
It's not perfectly clear why, but one of Colombia's left-wing leaders was shot out last month. She escaped unharmed, but the same can't be said for the country's peace talks.
1 June 2016
25 May 2016
Demonstrators gathered in front of hospitals and health centers in Medellín last week, trying to pressure the authorities into addressing persistent and pervasive shortcomings in the local healthcare system.
23 May 2016
"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."
12 May 2016
6 May 2016
On Twitter, @MonedasColombia shares facts about Colombia's currency. For example, did you know that 100 years ago, the National Bank released a 25 peso bill with a dog on it?
4 May 2016
On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.
28 April 2016
25 April 2016
Stories of the Urabeños who, despite armed conflict, the government's indifference, and education systems lacking tolerance, refuse to let history define their future.
22 April 2016
Marriage Equality Is Now Accepted by Colombia's Constitutional Court, but Still Not by All Colombians
"I respect other people's beliefs. You need to learn to respect those who think differently. Do you pray with that kind of language?"
14 April 2016
An "armed strike" ordered by the Úsuga Clan spread violence as well as fear over the return of paramilitarism in Colombia.
2 March 2016
Many people wonder about the destiny of drug lords' fortunes after they're captured. This report offers a glimpse of what happens in Mexico, Colombia, and the US.
29 February 2016
The final and hopefully definitive phase of a peace process is underway and the Colombian government is preparing for post-conflict reconciliation with its new plan “Peace for Colombia.”
22 February 2016
"By publishing the video of the ex-deputy minister, you have made yourself I would argue an example of what future journalists should NOT do."
18 February 2016
Every year, an average of 100 people suffer an acid attack in Colombia, where recently a law was passed to tough sentences and take judicial benefits away from the perpetrators.
13 February 2016
"...limitation of freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate, that is, it must be the only and most effective means, something which is not true in this case."
24 December 2015
“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.