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Colombia land reform, Colombia land restitution

Land reform: The 500-year plan

Colombia holds the dubious international distinction of being one of the countries with the most internal refugees in the world. Mike Mackenna explains why Colombia’s Land Restitution Act, designed to return the displaced to their land and address one of the principal causes of the armed conflict, has made such little progress.
Peace Process Colombia, historic agreement

Colombian government and FARC sign historic agreement in Havana

Major step in Colombian peace process as government and FARC announce historic agreement on victims' rights In a ceremony on Tuesday morning (December 15) in Havana,...

Buenaventura: Violence without end

Last year, the Colombian port town of Buenaventura found itself in the international media spotlight due to its shocking levels of violence. We look at the situation as it stands today.

Peace accord to be signed by March

Landmark announcement on transitional justice, peace and disarmament President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Havana today to sign a historic agreement with the FARC. The agreement...
Eln Colombia

ELN: a chance for a ‘complete’ peace

Following the joint announcement on March 30 that the ELN and the Colombian government will begin the public phase of peace talks, Veronika Hoelker analyses the impact of the ELN beginning this phase of talks in the context of other peace setbacks
Colombia Shengen Visa

President Santos announces visa-free travel to the Schengen Zone from December

President Santos announced today that from December 3, 2015 Colombians will be able to travel visa-free to the 26 Schengen countries. The news came...

The evolution of Colombian Spanish:  A Colombian linguist tells it like...

Given the varieties of Spanish that are spoken in Colombia, the Bogotá Post enlisted the help of forensic linguist Rafael Orozco about assimilation, how...

Chikungunya virus surge

Colombia has seen a dramatic increase in the lethal Chikungunya virus, with around 20,000 cases of infection reported in the northern region of the country since September this year.
Wilson Borja, Día de la Afrocolombianidad, Afro-Colombian Day

Wilson Borja: Artivismo – where art and activism meet

As part of our special on Día de la Afrocolombianidad, artist Wilson Borja chats to Phoebe Hopson about using his craft to express his political views, and the whitening and appropriation of black culture.
Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

Guzmán: The opposition will be defeated if it doesn’t unite

Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Photo courtesy of Oficina de prensa JEP Duque’s objections to the JEP presented...