US soldiers ‘raped dozens of girls’

US soldiers and independent contractors sexually abused at least 54 Colombian girls between 2003 and 2007, a recently released report reveals. The 809-page document, entitled...
Colombian Landmines

Landmines, Colombia’s invisible enemy

Emily Dawson and Charlotte Ryan examine Colombia’s landmine problem and the ambitious plan to clear the countryside Colombia’s ongoing civil war and the associated violence...
Rafael Uribe Noguera, Yuliana Andrea Samboní

Colombia’s peace and a murdered child

The murder of Yuliana Andrea Samboní has shocked the nation. Daniel Ogalde argues that it is a reflection of inequalities that have been exacerbated by conflict, and that the peace agreement is only the first step towards healing Colombian society.
Franco Armani

With Argentina’s starter out, keeper Franco Armani may get his golden...

The cruel flipside to injuries is that, though they may spoil chances for one player, they open the door for another. Argentina's starting goalkeeper Sergio...

Medellín ‘dating academy’ draws ire from feminist sphere

In the last two decades, the city of eternal spring has struggled to change its international image...
Colombia cacao, Colombia coca

From coca to cacao: Vichada’s transition to legal crops

Back in 2012, the Black Triangle, one of the country’s most prolific coca regions, took its first steps towards crop substitution. Marian Romero visits the area and finds out why farmers are turning to cacao.
Alone Together

Book review – Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in...

Alone Together is a book about solo female travel and some of the people and places that 36 women from 17 different countries and all kinds of backgrounds encounter on their journeys through Latin America. This diverse group of women – from backpackers to an octogenarian – share their experiences, which are at times humorous, at times unnerving and at times heart-warming.
Colombian election

Colombia elections: Duque comes out on top in legislative elections

Voting in the senatorial and congressional elections saw plenty of drama, but when the dust settled there were few surprises. Ordóñez has been forced to give up his presidential hopes after Duque took ten times the number of votes.
A construction site of a bridge on the Ruta del Sol II project

Why is the Colombian government offering to pay $1.2 trillion to...

The second sectore route was intended to stretch 510km from Puerto Salgar, in Cundinamarca, to San Roque, in Cesar (Photo by...

Cocaine cash fuels conflict: ‘It’s the (narco) economy, stupid’

Many rural communities remain plagued by violence, in spite of the peace agreement with the FARC. This reveals the endless tussle over cocaine, both its production and distribution, to be the true cause of conflict in Colombia.