Paramilitary activity Colombia

Paramilitary activity: ‘Government must recognise problem and fight it’

Miguel Choza Fernández of the International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia (OIDHACO) speaks to Emma Newbery about the growth in paramilitary activity and some of the other threats to creating a lasting peace.
Colombian victims, Colombia Excombatants, Colombia peace process

Over 100 human rights defenders killed in Colombia this year, according...

Over 100 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of 2017. According to a report by Reuters, the United Nations...

Migration: ‘Without us, the world would not turn’

The stories of caregivers who migrate to earn money to send home – leaving a care deficit in their own countries.
Coral reefs

If the coral reefs disappear, so will 30% of the ocean’s...

With some scientists warning that the world's coral reefs will have been destroyed by 2050, we speak to Colombian marine biologist Mauricio Molano about the conservation work he is doing.
Reconciliation

Post conflict 2 years on: Reconciliation: ‘Not easy, but not impossible’

It's two years since congress ratified the peace agreement with the FARC. In Caquetá, an ancient Japanese art form connects civilians, ex-FARC, & military.

The Inauguration of Nicolas Maduro according to Twitter

Nicolas Maduro speaking to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice in February 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Venezuelan government)
Indonesian forest fires

Feeding the fire

Forest fires are dominating headlines in Colombia and around the world. Kieran Duffy looks at the human factors that exacerbate the problem and asks what lessons can be learned...
Colombia minimum wage

Minimum wage to increase by 7% in 2017

On January 1, the minimum wage in Colombia increased by 7% from the 2016 rate. Unions say that the rise – less than 50,000 pesos per month – does not meet the rise in the costs of living caused by inflation and tax reforms.

Robbie Williams, a ‘fire bird’ and a ball from space; what...

The World Cup 2018 got off to a spectacular start this morning as the inaugural ceremony warmed up the 80,000-strong crowd before the match...
TransMilenio, Bogota Public Transport

Bogota’s TransMilenio System: A Painful Route to the Future

As protests against the TransMilenio system’s poor service become increasingly frequent, The Bogotá Post investigates how Bogotá is attempting to serve its millions of daily commuters