The ELN has declared a one-month ceasefire in response to the coronavirus crisis. This brief video looks at prospects for further eventual steps toward peace with the guerrilla group.
Ariel Ávila explains the stubborn persistence of coca cultivation in Colombia.
A conversation with High Commissioner for Peace Miguel Ceballos about the ELN’s declared ceasefire in response to the coronavirus emergency, the government’s naming of two former ELN members as “peace promoters,” and allegations of Venezuelan support to Colombian armed groups.
Fearing COVID-19 infection, prisoners in Bogotá’s La Modelo penitentiary protested conditions. Government forces, claiming an attempt to escape, killed 23 prisoners and wounded many more. The next day, relatives of prisoners gathered outside its gates.
A portrayal of indigenous communities resisting mining projects in southern Córdoba department.
An interview with Carlos Ruiz Massieu, chief of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, about the status of peace accord implementation after three years.
A look at the security and drug-trafficking situation in the remote zone where Peru borders Colombia, where Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency. Video accompanies an article and multimedia presentation by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.
Investigators from Colombia’s transitional justice tribunal have established that many bodies in a laboratory at the University of Antioquia are those of conflict victims. Something similar may be the case nationwide, wherever unidentified bodies are buried in cemeteries. Accompanies a Semana article.