Easier said than done – regional cooperation in Latin America’s new...

By Sergio Guzmán and Patricio Provitina The newly elected presidents...
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Abortion: Will Colombia see any changes under a new President?

Despite the polarising rhetoric in this presidential candidate, the presidential candidates have a similar, if not the same, position on the divisive topic of...

Decentralizing startups for rural entrepreneurship ecosystems in Latin America

“Entrepreneurs are among the most overlooked assets for community change in rural areas nationwide,” says Dr. Michael W-P Fortunato, professor, author, and director of the...
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Activist deaths: shadow over peace deal

Human rights organisations sound the alarm over a spike in attacks and murders of activists as armed gangs capitalise on opportunities provided by rural turmoil.
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Overcoming misconceptions is essential to building a lasting peace

History has been made as Colombia finally ends the world’s longest conflict – but the struggle for reintegration for the FARC soldiers is just beginning as emotions, myths and misinformation are the new battleground in Colombia’s conflict
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Calling for peace

There have been huge demonstrations up and down the country this year, as hundreds of thousands of Colombians took to the streets to either support or oppose the peace agreement with the FARC. Rocio Labrador speaks to campaigners on both sides.
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Cacao for coca

Last edition we examined some of the factors behind the spike in the country’s coca production. This month Siddharth Mohan finds out why authorities hope crop replacement schemes could prove successful.
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Ending Colombia’s conflict: Facts and fears about transitional zones

Veronika Hoelker explains why previous failed transitional zones agreements have made people cautious, as well as what’s different in the latest deal.
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Curbing coca production

In the first of a two part series, Siddharth Mohan examines the resurgent coca production industry in Colombia. This edition focuses on the plight of the country’s coca farmers.
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Traumas of La Tramacúa

  Wally Broderick gives an insight into the hell that is La Tramacúa - Colombia’s most inhumane prison The latest letter from the 193 inmates of...