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Stories about Colombia

22 February 2017

Colombia's Guerilla Fighters Like You've Never Seen Them

An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.

26 December 2016

What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

23 December 2016

On YouTube, a Glimpse of the Funny Side of Latin American Christmas Celebrations

Humor: One of the most important elements in Latin American Christmas celebrations.

14 November 2016

She Misses Being a Guerrilla, but This Former FARC Fighter Is Starting a New Life Back Home

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

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

The Bridge

"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

After Rejecting the Peace Agreement, Colombia Seeks a New Path

"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

Indigenous, Student and Afro Communities in Colombia Are Not Taking ‘No’ for an Answer

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

“With a Nobel, but Without Peace”

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

Many Names, One Sweet Latin American Confection

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

This Woman’s Voice Makes World History Intimate to Millions in Spanish

The radio programs of journalist and historian Diana Uribe give a fascinating take on history and today's global problems.

2 October 2016

GV Face: After More than Five Decades of War, Colombians Mull the Meaning of Peace

GV Face

"Because Colombians have the capital, made this peace possible, and are already so close, it would be crazy not to [go through with it]."

1 October 2016

Colombians Clash Online, Hoping to End the Country's Armed Conflict

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.

At the Bogotá Music Market, Young Musicians Talk About the Prospects for Peace

"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

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: We, the People

This week, we speak to our contributors Elizabeth Rivera, Giovanna Salazar and Juan Tadeo about popular discontent with politics in Mexico.

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."

What Will Happen to Colombia's Youth in the Aftermath of War?

"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

The Role of Hashtags in a Country Searching for Peace

"The fact that the war in Colombia also takes place on social media is an undeniable truth," writes Renata Cabrales.

20 September 2016

There’s a Teacher Roaming Rural Colombia Atop Two Donkeys, Bringing a Mobile Library to Children

"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

Can the End of War Mean the Beginning of Peace in Colombia?

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

Can Colombia's Best Ever Olympics Help to Heal Social Fractures?

"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."

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