Category: Andes

Armed Groups Continue to Threaten Indigenous Communities in Colombia

TACUEYÓ, Colombia—Sparks flew into the air from a drill saw struggling through confiscated machine guns. On Feb.11, hundreds of people gathered for a community assembly in Tacueyó, Cauca to witness […] Read More >

Bolivian ex-President will stand trial for massacre in US Court

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada will stand trial next month in Florida. It will be the first time a former head of state faces a […] Read More >

Chile announces defense plan against Bolivian maritime dispute

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz spoke out about Chile’s defense plan against Bolivia’s maritime claim on Tuesday. Both countries will present their oral arguments on March […] Read More >

Court says Alberto Fujimori could face new trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori could be tried again, a court decided on Monday. This news comes after current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted him on […] Read More >

Escaping a Homophobic War in Colombia

NEW YORK—José Miguel Cañón was walking home one night in the 20 de Julio neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia, when a motorcycle with two men stopped next to him. One man […] Read More >

Colombian Victims Abroad Sought Justice in Amended Peace Deal

NEW YORK—The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group signed a new and final peace deal on Nov. 24. The Congress approved the agreement last week, giving the green light […] Read More >

Despite ‘No’ Vote, Colombian Indigenous Groups Say They’ll Implement Peace Accord

With a red and green bandana fastened around his neck, Colombia’s high commissioner for peace, Sergio Jaramillo, approached the edge of a stage adorned with fresh flowers as if walking […] Read More >

Colombia To Launch Peace Talks With ELN Guerrillas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The Colombian government will officially launch peace talks with the ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, beginning Oct. 27 in Quito, Ecuador. The Juan Manuel Santos administration […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Deaths In Haiti Pass 1,000

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA More than 1,000 people have died so far in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew stormed through the island, according to an estimate from Reuters. Authorities have begun […] Read More >

Colombian Peace Talks Continue Today

Peace talks are set to continue today between the warring factions of the Colombian political establishment. President Juan Manuel Santos and “No” campaign leader Sen. Alvaro Uribe met for three […] Read More >