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Stories about Colombia

5 October 2015

Murder and Abortion Cases Highlight Continuing Injustices Against Women in Colombia

A female journalist's brazen murder and the news of an actress facing criminal charges for an abortion reminds Colombians that justice is not carried out equally when it involves women.

27 September 2015

Latin American Authors ‘Help’ to Rescue Andean Indigenous Languages

Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.

2 September 2015

As Colombians Are Deported En Masse, Venezuelans Speak Out Against the Government

On social media, people spoke out against authorities' actions with hashtags such as #ParceVenezuelaTeQuiere (Venezuela loves you, friend) and #ChamoColombiaTeQuiere (Colombia loves you, dude).

28 August 2015

It's About Time to End Female Genital Mutilation in the Only Latin American Country Where It Still Exists

Female genital mutilation is a practice usually associated with African countries, but in some indigenous communities in Colombia it's still being practiced.

22 July 2015

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

21 July 2015

Rewriting the History of Plan Colombia

A five-star general's specious narrative about the program’s success ignores the crimes and impunity of the Colombian military, and excuses the U.S. for fostering systemic human rights violations.

11 July 2015

Who is Responsible for the Explosions in Bogota, Colombia?

Two small bombs explosions in Bogota left eight injured.

3 July 2015

A Workshop Gathers Digital Activists Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Colombia

Rising Voices

Indigenous youth from across Colombia gathered in Bogotá to share experiences and join the network of indigenous language digital activists.

28 June 2015

A ‘Peace Community’ Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

As Colombian peace talks over an end to decades-old civil violence between government and rebels proceed, some communities have claimed neutral status for themselves in the name of peace.

21 June 2015

Colombia Negotiates a Difficult Peace and Works to Remember the Victims of Violent Years Past

While the FARC and state representatives negotiate a peace deal, the Colombian government and rural communities take steps to remember the victims of violence, preserve collective memory, and promote reconciliation.

19 June 2015

Panama’s Kuna Community Has a Special Place for Its Albinos, the ‘Children of the Moon’

In some countries, albinos are harassed and even murdered, as symbols of bad luck and sorcery. The Gunas, however, treat their albino children with special respect, though they haven't always.

18 June 2015

Radio Ambulante Roundtable on Copa América 2015: FIFA Corruption, Team Analyses and Predictions

Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.

6 June 2015

‘Looking for Their Death': Tragedy Highlights Informal Mining Conundrum in Colombia

“If I work mining, I eat. If I don’t work, I don’t eat.”

20 May 2015

Why Are Latin Americans Naming Their Children ‘Onur’ and ‘Sherezade'?

One Thousand and One Nights, a Turkish drama series, enjoys incredible success in the Mecca of soap operas: Latin America. But what questions does this success raise?

18 May 2015

Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia

Rising Voices

Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.

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