Bogotá humedales, Van der Hammen reserve Bogotá

Humedales: to build or protect?

Proposed developments for Bogotá's humedales have sparked fierce debate about the need to preserve the capital’s wetlands against the need for housing and infrastructure – Diana Mejía takes a look at what’s at stake
Colombia Local Elections 2019

A forecast of Colombia’s upcoming local elections

Candidates for the position of Mayor of Medellín: Víctor Correa, Jesús Ramirez and Daniel Quintero (left-right). Image courtesy of Víctor Correa.
Colombian Prison Crisis, Colombian Prison Overcrowding

Prisons: Chronicle of a brutality foretold

The prison crisis in Colombia is an accepted human tragedy, Wally Broderick analyses the seemingly unstoppable issues that surround this accepted and ongoing affair.
Colombian peace process, transitional zones

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.
Colombia coca production

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.

Jaime Garzón: The day the laughter stopped

Jaime Garzón was assassinated on the streets of Bogotá 20 years ago today. Here we remember Colombia’s best-loved – and deeply missed – comedian.
Marco Aguirre, one of Medellín's homeless, in a face mask

Medellín’s homeless population at increased risk due to coronavirus

They’ve already been through trauma. Now COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb for Medellín’s most vulnerable
The Simon Bolivar Statue in Bogota

Colombia’s courts are in crisis

What the JEP is going on? Wednesday’s resignation of Nestor Humberto Martínez, Colombia’s Attorney General, took the...
Abortion Colombia Women

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...
Colombian conflict, FARC soldiers, reintegration,

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