Category: Andes

Paramilitary Offensives Persist in Antioquia, Colombia

ITUANGO, Colombia– “When I was in the FARC-EP, I would see displaced people,” Wilmer said, drinking coffee in a cafeteria near an improvised refugee shelter. “I would have to go […] Read More >

180th Ex-FARC Guerrilla Member Is Killed in Colombia, Increasing Pressure on Peace Process

On Tuesday, the rural community of Santa Lucía in northern Colombia held a ceremony to grieve the death of another ex-combatant. Manuel Gonzalez was the 180th FARC guerrilla member to […] Read More >

Behind the National Strike in Colombia

This article was co-published with NACLA. On Aug. 7, 2018, former senator Iván Duque — a relatively young politician with little experience — assumed office as Colombia’s president. Since then, […] Read More >

Leaving in Haste, Newest Venezuela Migrants in U.S. Face More Challenges Than Previous Generations Did

NEW YORK — José arrived in New York in July after only two months of planning his move. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who recently […] Read More >

Evo Morales Wins Bolivia’s Election, but Fraud Allegations Tarnish the Victory

LA PAZ—After days of anxiety and protests, President Evo Morales has narrowly won Bolivia’s presidential election. To win, Morales needed a 10% lead over his closest rival, former President Carlos […] Read More >

Amid Call to Rearm, Ex-FARC Combatants Hesitate to Give up on Peace

ICONONZO, Colombia — Like millions of other Colombians, Gonzalo Beltrán woke up on Aug. 27 to the news that a group of former commanders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces […] Read More >

After 6 Years of Struggle, First LGBT Couple to Request Marriage in Ecuador Says ‘I Do’

QUITO, Ecuador — Pamela Troya was preparing for an interview with a human rights defense organization in Quito in June when a fellow LGBT activist burst into the studio screaming.  […] Read More >

Outrage Over Rising Violence in Colombia Explodes Across Borders

NEW YORK — The desperate screams of a small child witnessing his mother’s murder in Colombia echoed around the world on July 26, when people in 80 cities around the […] Read More >

Quechua en Resistencia: An Interview with Peruvian Rapper Liberato Kani

Once, while in a taxi, Ricardo Flores recalls being told that his music sounded like French rap. “Have you heard French rappers?” the driver asked. “They’re really good!” It was […] Read More >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] Read More >