Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartad

Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: The end is...

Leaders in the Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó, in one of Colombia’s deadliest conflict zones, tell Penelope Glass they are facing more, not less, violence.
Activists Colombia, Activists deaths

Colombian activists hit hardest by spiralling violence

As Colombian activists, human rights workers, and community leaders continue to be attacked throughout the country, Emma Newbery looks at the causes they are fighting for.
Colombia Venezuela relations

Colombia-Venezuela relations under strain

The already-strained relations between Colombia and Venezuela have deteriorated further in recent weeks with a string of incidents that have put pressure on the two countries.
Mocoa, landslide Colombia

Mocoa: Aftermath of the catastrophic landslide

Colombia finds itself in a state of shock in the aftermath of the catastrophic landslide that has left hundreds of people confirmed dead and devastated the riverside city of Mocoa.
Mocoa, Putumayo, landslide, derrumbe

At least 193 dead in Mocoa, Putumayo mudslides

The full extent of tragedy from mudslides in Mocoa is still emerging as hundreds are injured after three rivers burst. Phoebe Hopson reports that the death toll is almost two hundred.
Colombian presidency, Germán Vargas Lleras, Colombia presidential campaign

2018 Colombian presidential race kicks off

On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
Gran Colombia Gold Colombia

Gran Colombia Gold threatens USD$700 million lawsuit

The constitutional court has ruled in favour of miners and residents in the town of Marmato, Caldas, by ordering the Canadian company Gran Colombia Gold to perform “prior consultation” with residents before continuing with their open-pit gold-mining operations.
Corruption Colombia

New anti-corruption measures

The drive against corruption is gaining momentum as the government announces new legislation and Senator Claudia López galvanises citizen efforts.
banana business

Fiscalía: Financing paramilitaries is crime against humanity

Investigation reveals that 194 banana companies financed paramilitary activity responsible for widespread murder and torture.
green economy

High hopes for green economy growth

Colombia hopes to become an example of environmental and economic best practice as it launches an ambitious green economy growth plan.

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As Bogotá begins to market itself as an emerging capital of LGBT tourism, Christopher Outlaw wonders what exactly ‘LGBT tourism’ means, why it’s worth promoting, and what the city has to offer.
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