Tag: Paramilitaries in 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 >

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. NEW YORK — Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of […] Read More >

The Top Ten Developments from Colombia’s 2010 Congressional Elections

Colombia held congressional elections on Sunday, March 15. The following analysis, written by La Silla Vacía and translated by the Latin America News Dispatch, provides a rundown of the elections’ […] Read More >

Colombian Congressional Elections Favor Conservative Partido de la U and Juan Manuel Santos; Candidates with Paramilitary Ties Win Seats

Today in Latin America Top Story — Preliminary results from Colombia’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday indicate the country will continue to steer a conservative course. The Partido de la […] Read More >

Cousin of Colombian President Uribe Arrested For Alleged Ties With Paramilitaries

Today in Latin America Top Story — A former Colombian senator and second cousin of President Álvaro Uribe, Mario Uribe, was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he had links […] Read More >

New Paramilitary Groups On The Rise In Colombia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paramilitary successor groups in Colombia have become a major threat to Colombia’s economy and human rights record, according to a report issued by […] Read More >