post-conflict Colombia

One year in post-conflict Colombia: Pieces of peace

November 24, 2016, saw the understated signing of the revised peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC. This first year of post-conflict has seen its fair share of challenges – most recently the amendments to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) which some insiders dubbed ‘the worst crisis in peace process yet.’

Christmas after Christmas: How a Colombian ad exec helped demobilize guerrillas...

In 2000, about 30,000 guerrillas were operating in Colombia and between 2006 and 2014 approximately 18,000 of them demobilized in part due to the...

Israeli deported following arrest for running drug and sex hostel in...

An Israeli man has been deported from Colombia after allegedly running a hostel that provided drugs and prostitutes to travellers.  Asi Moosh, 43, was expelled...
Job hunting across cultures depends greatly on your resume.

Preparing your CV for job hunting in Colombia

Six seconds is all it takes for a recruiter to consider your résumé. How can you adapt your CV to make job hunting easier...

Colombia seizes 13.4 tons of cocaine in country’s largest drug bust...

Colombian police seized 13.4 tons of cocaine yesterday in northwest Antioquia, in what is being called the country's largest drug bust ever. The drugs were...
Human Rights Watch draws attention to hunger crisis in Wayuu community

Wayuu hunger crisis requires OECD intervention, urges Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), through a public letter, to examine Colombian government response to...

Carcinogenic aerial fumigation needs to come back, says Attorney General

Colombia Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez pushed the government to re-engage in aerial fumigation of coca in order to fight drug trafficking. "Out of the...
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Taxi drivers on strike disrupt Bogota traffic

At 4:00 AM on Monday, hundreds of taxi drivers took over several main streets of the Colombian capital, declaring a strike to demand safety...

Colombia announces $80 billion budget for 2018

On Wednesday Colombia’s congress approved a 235 trillion COP ($80 billion) budget for 2018 in an effort to retain its BBB credit rating. The...
Intern Colombia

Intern Colombia: Interning internationally

Companies and candidates are discovering that international intern programmes offer more than just job opportunities – these are cultural exchanges that contribute to changing perceptions and deepening perspectives.