Posts By: Camila Osorio

Camila is a Colombian reporter based in New York City. She has published her work in The New Republic, WNYC, PRI, the Colombian website La Silla Vacía, among others. She is currently checking facts at The New Yorker.

In the Olympics’ Wake, Creating a Digital Memory of Rio’s Evictions

Last week, Brazilian journalist Natalia Viana went through one of her longest commutes in Rio de Janeiro. She started in the eastern neighborhood of Botafogo, where she directs the investigative […] 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 >

In Search for the Next UN Secretary General, Women Fight for Recognition

NEW YORK — Feminist activists, scholars and at least 45 United Nations member states are leading a campaign to make a woman the next U.N. secretary general in what would […] Read More >

“We Have to Construct a Taboo Around Killing”: Antanas Mockus On Colombia’s Peace Process

Antanas Mockus is one of the most influential figures in Colombian politics. He has been mayor of Bogotá twice, and a presidential candidate three times. He is mostly remembered for […] Read More >

Violentology: An Interview with Photojournalist Stephen Ferry

Stephen Ferry is an American photographer who has captured dangerous and tragic scenes of the Colombian armed conflict for twelve years. Ferry published a collection of his and his Colombian […] Read More >

Latin American Environmentalists Call For End To Fracking

Latin American environmental activists called for an end to fracking this week, as international leaders gathered in Lima, Peru, for the United Nations summit on climate change. Researchers and protestors […] Read More >

As The World Looks To Mexico, News From Another Massacre Goes Unnoticed

The world has been focusing for almost two months on the disappearance and reported killing of 43 Mexican students by a drug gang — an act in which government forces […] Read More >

Colombia Suspends Peace Talks Over General’s Apparent Kidnapping

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended the government’s peace talks with FARC guerrillas after the group’s apparent detention of an army general, jeopardizing the future of the negotiations at […] Read More >

Peña Nieto’s $7 Million House Sparks Controversy

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is facing public scrutiny, following the revelation by Aristegui Noticias that a construction company that has received government contracts also provided the president with a […] Read More >

Activists and Journalists Struggle to Make Colombia’s War Visible in the U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Diana Gómez and Shaira Rivera, two young women from Colombia, visited several U.S. universities this month to raise awareness about Colombia’s current peace negotiations to end […] Read More >