Stories about Colombia
From Cuba to Colombia to Guatemala—countries with very different political contexts—people have taken to streets in recent times to demand change. What do these countries have in common?
"The yatul is made up of associated crops such as potato, corn, beans, and onion, among other medicinal plants, whose nutrients complement each other and keep the land healthy."
"Being part of Awá families, I believe that any situation that affects the territory, the social, cultural, and spiritual fabric of our people and our Awá families implies being a...
"The lack of respect within patriarchal societies has internalized through its media the view that certain lives are not worth living."
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.
"We have an overwhelming task and we should assume a leading role during the mobilization"
The police data leak was in retaliation for "aggressive and cruel repression to the demonstrations of popular and democratic power," a member of the Anonymous group told Global Voices.
Journalists, K-Pop fans, and community radio stations fight to share information on the country's protests.
The Indigenous guard protects protestors by setting up humanitarian corridors
Throughout Colombia, facades of buildings, businesses, institutions have been painted with messages of anger, hope, and sadness
'Monocrops, mining exploitation and other projects break the equilibrium of our health, culture, spirituality on Misak territory.'
For many, destroying statues is another way to demolish, symbolically, the ideas of oppression, slavery and colonialism.
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.
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."
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...
Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.
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 exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.