March 1 marked a historic step towards a lasting peace as the first FARC members took the ‘irreversible’ step of laying down their weapons.
From addiction to displacement, there are many factors that push people to live on the street. Gerald Barr speaks to some of the city’s homeless population so that they can tell some of their stories in their own words.
These are the human rights defenders who have been killed so far in 2017 as the spate of violence against social leaders persists. Emma Newbery looks into the rise of paramilitary violence and activist deaths in rural territories.
The 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates brought a powerful message of peace, forgiveness and inclusion. Ex-combatants dressed in white walked and danced around the stage to the words of Gabriel García Márquez then passed white ribbon through the crowd before leaving their final message: “We are going to weave peace.” We explore four key topics of the event.
After more than three years of informal discussions, representatives from the Colombian government and the ELN have begun negotiations towards a ‘complete peace.’
As a host of high profile figures gather in Bogotá for the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Oliver Pritchard gets a preview of what’s in store in the coming days.
The spectacle of bullfighting is back in the capital, sparking widespread protests. However, as Kieran Duffy explains, its revival maybe short lived as the government is already considering a nationwide ban.
According to figures from Indepaz, an institute dedicated to research and training on peace and development issues, there were 117 social leaders, human rights defenders and activists deaths in 2016. This year alone eight people have been killed.
On January 1, the minimum wage in Colombia increased by 7% from the 2016 rate. Unions say that the rise – less than 50,000 pesos per month – does not meet the rise in the costs of living caused by inflation and tax reforms.
Former Agriculture Minister Andrés Felipe Arias, who was found guilty of misallocating hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies, may be forced to return.