Category: Colombia

What will happen to Cesar, Colombia when the mines leave?

Coal mines have caused environmental devastation to the Cesar department of Colombia. But now that the Swiss mining company Glencore announced that they will withdraw from the department, where they […] Read More >

Venezuelan refugees in Colombia organize to streamline international aid

As a line of over 50 families waits alongside the multicolored fence of San Mateo park in the Soacha neighborhood of Bogotá, Maryluis Ruiz is undisturbed by the growing buzz […] Read More >

IDB-funded dam project in Colombia raises human rights concerns

Activists say the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is not following its own sustainability guidelines and performance standards in the case of Hidroituango, the largest hydroelectric dam in Colombia, in a […] Read More >

Lockdown in Colombia Emboldened Violent Armed Groups

When Colombia imposed its national coronavirus lockdown in late March, some experts had predicted that the shutdown would limit crime and homicide in a country riddled by drug trafficking, large-scale […] Read More >

Corona Hits the Cocaine Supply Chain

By Linda Farthing and Thomas Grisaffi Among the many myths about the coronavirus, one of the strangest circulated on Twitter is the belief that snorting cocaine could ward off the […] Read More >

Destruction of the Colombian Amazon Continues During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has reached the Colombian Amazon, which only has two hospitals, with 68 beds and eight ventilators. The virus has already infected 903 people in the region. There […] Read More >

Coronavirus Lockdown is the Latest Challenge for Venezuelan Migrants

BOGOTÁ— Anni Rojas Jiménez first heard about the coronavirus when she was traveling with her husband and brother-in-law from Lima, Peru to Bogotá, Colombia. Rojas Jiménez, who was four months […] Read More >

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 >