Laura Sharkey asked for people’s thoughts about the new Police Code – finding a divide between those who see it as a well-overdue solution to the city’s security problems and those who believe it unnecessarily infringes on basic rights.
Post-truth, critical thinking and responsibility in the changing world of journalism in Colombia, as discussed by Colombian and international guests at FILBo 2017’s ‘Encuentro de Periodismo’.
When the peace accord was signed six months ago, it set out an ambitious timeline for the laying down of arms and re-integration of FARC members into society. Now the peace process deadlines have been extended, our expert Veronika Hölker looks at the new plan.
Agreement reached in Chocó strike action while Buenaventura protests continue following weeks of demonstrations over poor conditions and lack of investment.
The teacher’s strike continues nationwide, with teachers demanding increased investment in education and complaining of un-teachable class sizes. As talks resume, Tajal Ahluwalia speaks to teachers about the protests.
“Femicide seems to be an epidemic in Colombia” says the Procurador. He has promised to take action in the face of high profile femicide cases, while recognising that the murder of women in the country goes beyond the killings which are widely reported in the media.
After seven years of legal battles, VerdadAbierta along with the National Security Archive, have published the first three of a series of articles from the so called 'Chiquita Papers', naming and detailing the involvement of Chiquita executives in funding armed groups in Colombia.
The United States Congress passed a bill on May 4 which will see Colombia receive USD$450 million under the plan “Paz Colombia”.
Campaign groups say they have collected more than enough signatures to move to the next phase of recall proceedings against Bogotá mayor, Enrique Peñalosa.
The latest figures from the Centre for Conflict Research & Analysis (CERAC) show that there have been no fatalities or injuries to the civilian population or the armed forces due to FARC actions in the eight months since the start of the bilateral ceasefire.