The Great Hack: Who pays the Pig.gi?

Netflix documentary The Great Hack has put the spotlight on data mining and social media manipulation in Colombia.
Colombian Peace Process

‘This is the best effort we ever had at peace’

Colombia has never been so close to achieving peace, and despite the increase in fighting and the guerrillas’ renewed infrastructure attacks, Colombians are likely to accept an eventual peace accord, professor and civil conflict researcher Oliver Kaplan says.

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...
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.
Bogota Environment

No smoke without fire

As Bogota’s outgoing Environmental Vice-Secretary Julio Pulido was preparing to leave his position, we spoke to him about his work in the department and the issues they face, including black smoke, burning tyres and river regeneration.
Social leader killings

All part of a plan? Study throws light on social leader...

"The killing of civilian leaders is a tradition here. Something which in other countries would be considered a huge scandal is somehow normalised in Colombia," says the CCJ's Camilo Bonilla, co-ordinator of a ground breaking report into activist deaths.

Sexual harassment on campus: Silent no more

Feminist collective Destapa la Olla organise topless demonstration to call attention to sexual assault on campus and give voice to victims' experiences.

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.
Colombia Venezuela border

Chaos on Colombia-Venezuela border

As the Venezuela Colombia border spat rumbles on, Mike Mackenna takes a look at the history of the conflict between both countries, and what...
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