Tag: colombia

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 >

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 >

Colombia’s Ceasefire Only Lasts Until The End Of The Month

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The ceasefire between the Colombian armed forces and the FARC rebels will only last until Oct. 31, according to El Espectador. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos […] Read More >

Colombia Votes Against Peace Agreement

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The results are in: Colombian voters decided by a margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent Sunday to reject the peace accord, confounding polling predictions of a generous […] Read More >

As Peace Referendum Approaches, Colombians Abroad Face Barriers to Voting

NEW YORK – Even in September, the Christmas lights and nativity scene that adorn the entrance of V&V Variety Store in Jackson Heights, Queens, do little to stand out. Down […] Read More >

Colombian Victims in Exile Fear Speaking Out

NEW YORK – Carlos, a middle aged man from southern Colombia, arrived in New York City last June, fleeing a series of death threats against him. “There was [a] high-ranking […] Read More >

FARC Rebels and Colombia’s Government are one Step Closer to Signing a Peace Deal

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — On April 9, 1948, Colombian liberal presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was murdered in downtown Bogotá. A hired hitman approached Gaitán at noon and shot him. The […] Read More >