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Deal on victims’ rights near

President Santos announced on November 27, “We’re close to closing the deal on the guarantee of the rights of the victims”.

Spate Of ELN Attacks

Latest murders may be part of series of planned attacks IN THE latest of several acts of violence, leftist rebel group ELN (National Liberation Army)...

Farewell Gabriel García Márquez

Bogotanos gathered in the capital’s Plaza Bolivar on Tuesday to pay their respects to Colombia’s Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez. The Aracataca-born author, poet...
Colombia False Positives

The Colonel and the false positives

On August 13, the Fourth Criminal Court of Medellin sentenced Lieutenant Colonel Beismarck Salamanca Nempeque to 58 years in prison for his role in the murder of five civilians in a “false positives” case.
Human Rights Defence Colombia

Colombia most dangerous for activists

Colombia has topped a list for the number of human rights campaigners killed in the first 11 months of 2015, according to a recent annual report by Dublin-based Front Line Defenders.
Latin American Constitutional Reform

Latin America’s Constitutional Conundrum

After 200 years of independence, the continent still can’t decide whether re-electing presidents is a good idea. Mat Youkee investigates… In Carlos Fuentes’ political novel,...
Teacher's strike Colombia

Teachers strike back

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.
Colombia same sex adoption

Same-sex adoption: More homes for more children

Constitutional court rules 6-2 in favour of same-sex adoption. “A person’s sexual orientation or gender are not in and of themselves indicative of a lack...
ELN Colombia

ELN join negotiations: an opportunity for a ‘complete’ peace

The ELN and the government made a joint announcement on Wednesday March 30 that they will begin the public phase of peace talks, following over two years of exploratory talks between the two sides.
1985 siege of the Palace of Justice

The cover-up of the Palace of Justice

The expected acquittal of a retired colonel for his part in the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice, which led to the deaths of around 120 people, has thrust one of the most deadly chapters of Colombian history back into the headlines. Jake Dixon tells the distressing story of why, 30 years on, relatives of victims are still unsure just who was accountable for the deadly events.