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Stories about Colombia

LIVE on August 25 (in Spanish): How COVID-19 fueled the protests in Cuba, Guatemala and 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?

In Colombia, ‘yatules’ are the Misak people's pantry and pharmacy

"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."

The Awá people in Colombia threatened by foreign armed and socio-environmental conflict

"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...

‘Nothing is braver than a trans woman unafraid to die in order to live’

"The lack of respect within patriarchal societies has internalized through its media the view that certain lives are not worth living."

Colombians ‘save the evidence’ as they denounce social media censorship of protests

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.

Colombian students set up humanitarian camp to resist police crackdown

"We have an overwhelming task and we should assume a leading role during the mobilization"

Hacker group Anonymous leaks Colombia's police and army files amid protest crackdown

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.

A battle for information is sweeping Colombia amid nationwide protests

Journalists, K-Pop fans, and community radio stations fight to share information on the country's protests.

Indigenous peoples join the national struggle in Colombia's strike

The Indigenous guard protects protestors by setting up humanitarian corridors

Street art shows the clamor of the Colombian people tired of violence, corruption and poverty

Throughout Colombia, facades of buildings, businesses, institutions have been painted with messages of anger, hope, and sadness

Canadian, US cannabis corporations threaten Colombia's indigenous communities

'Monocrops, mining exploitation and other projects break the equilibrium of our health, culture, spirituality on Misak territory.'

Which colonial statues are being torn down in Latina America?

For many, destroying statues is another way to demolish, symbolically, the ideas of oppression, slavery and colonialism.

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

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.

Five new digital media platforms for uncensored news from Colombia

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."

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

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...

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

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 in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

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