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Stories about Colombia

1 May 2018

Kidnapping and murders as Ecuador and Colombia's border crisis heightens

Reaching a peace agreement that puts an end to one of the oldest conflicts in the hemisphere is complicated by the murder of three members of the newspaper El Comercio.

3 March 2018

María Roa Borja: A Voice in the Fight for Labor, Ethnic and Gender Rights in Colombia

"In the past, the topics related to the domestic employees were those of character, race [and] cooking abilities [...] Today, the main issue is our labor rights."

24 January 2018

Would Amnesty for Drug Kingpins Achieve Peace in Mexico? Depends Who You Ask

A presidential candidate proposes amnesty as a solution to Mexico's internal conflict. Such a proposition is not novel in the region -- nor is the controversy it sparks.

15 July 2017

Netizen Report: Colombian Court Demands Password to Journalist’s Facebook Account

Advox

Mobile internet goes down again in Kashmir, Turkish human rights advocates are detained with no charges, and a Philippine Senator pushes anti-fake news bill.

5 July 2017

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

Rising Voices

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

27 June 2017

Colombians Send Love Letters to Guerrilla Fighters to Welcome Them Back Into Society

"The reality of the country hurts, but it is comforting to realize that all human beings, including those who have [...] caused so much damage, have something to teach us."

22 May 2017

An Afro-Colombian Model on “Social Bleaching”

"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so history wouldn't repeat itself."

27 March 2017

How Memory and Digital Media Can Pave the Way to Peace in Colombia

Rising Voices

"I think the website and the content we publish on the Internet make memory. We have made memory with our videos and stories."

24 February 2017

Granada, Colombia: An Emblem of War and Peace

"...we knew that the guerrillas or the paramilitaries were going to come in, so we all ran with mats, thermoses with sugar cane water, packages of saltine crackers..."

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.

17 December 2016

A Ceremony of Reconciliation in Colombia Shows How Peace is Made by People, not Treaties

"We want there to be peace and we're going to construct it. We're betting on the construction of peace. "

5 December 2016

Chapecoense Club Tragedy Brings Back Memories of Plane Crash with Peruvian Football Team, Alianza Lima

In the wake of the plane crash involving members of the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, Peruvian fans remember what happened to Alianza Lima football club in December 1987.

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

‘No’ to Peace in Colombia: Into the Deep Podcast

This week, we dig deep into why Colombians voted down a peace deal that would have brought an end to a war that has lasted for more than 50 years.

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