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Colombian activists hit hardest by spiralling violence

As Colombian activists, human rights workers, and community leaders continue to be attacked throughout the country, Emma Newbery looks at the causes they are fighting for.
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Recruiter sentenced in “false positives” scandal

Pedro Antonio Gámez recruited five young men with promises of a work opportunity before dressing them in guerrilla uniforms and selling them to soldiers...
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Donald Trump cancels visit to Bogotá

  U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled his Latin American travel plans to Bogotá and to Lima's Summit of the Americas in order to respond to the...

Why we hate the FARC (and not so the paramilitaries)

As new research shows the role the media coverage has played in fuelling misconceptions about the FARC and paramilitaries in the Colombian conflict, Oli Pritchard speaks to Alexandra García who carried out the investigation.
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Myths and realities of the peace process

As all parties in the peace process agreement sign the historic peace accord, campaigns from both the Yes and No camps are ramping up before the plebiscite on October 2. We take a look at some of the more common notions associated with it and see whether they have merit or not.

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.

Former coffee plantation becomes coronavirus refuge for international artists

After the founders of ArteSumapaz, an art centre just outside Bogotá invited anyone stranded to spend quarantine with them, 13 poets, painters, musicians and other creators spent lockdown together.