An update on the work of a committee of demobilized FARC fighters charged with finding people who were forcibly disappeared during the conflict.
Chocó-based ELN leader “Uriel” answers questions about responses to COVID-19, from Semana columnist Salud Hernández-Mora. Also interviewed: Human Rights Ombudsman Carlos Negret.
Analysis of the end of the ELN’s one-month ceasefire with Andrés Aponte (CINEP), César Grajales (Diakonia), Abid Manuel (Foro Interétnico de Chocó), and Professor Socorro Ramírez, moderated by Naryi Vargas.
Nancy tells how she has implemented her leadership and gender-related insights in the municipal nursery of Anorí, Antioquia.
Launch of a book-length report on methods of psychosocial accompaniment for conflict victims seeking restitution of stolen landholdings.
Truth Commissioner Ángela Salazar, who focuses on the Pacific region, talks to youth leaders about work to build truth and memory.
A discussion of peace accord implementation during the time of coronavirus, with María Alejandra Vélez of the Universidad de los Andes, Kyle Johnson of the Kroc Institute, and Juan Carlos Garzón of the Fundación Ideas para la Paz.
An academic conversation about the balance between reconciliation and justice in Colombia’s post-conflict transitional justice system.
Colombia’s Truth Commission provides an update on its activities to date.
An update on armed-group activity and illicit economies in the conflictive region of Norte de Santander department, near the Venezuelan border.
A conversation about the ELN ceasefire and potential for peace talks, with experts Annette Idler, Kristian Herzbolheimer, Angelica Rettberg, Carlos Velandia, Luis Eduardo Celis, Juan Carlos Garzón, Steve Hege, and moderator Andreí Gómez-Suárez.
A meeting of a collective of women, victims of the conflict in Tolima and Valle del Cauca, to rebuild memory and build solidarity.
An update on the post-conflict effort to search for disappeared persons, with Christoph Harnisch (Colombia chief, International Committee of the Red Cross), Luz Marina Monzón (Director, Unit for the Search for Disappeared Persons), and Lucía Osorno (Movement of Victims of State Crimes), moderated by Ginna Morelo (El Tiempo).
Emilse, from Caquetá, tells how after eradicating her coca plants, she joined with several neighbors to grow food and develop productive animal breeding projects.
Alarms are sounding in Colombia’s poorest department about the arrival of coronavirus.
Concerns that burials of coronavirus victims may affect the identification and preservation of remains of people disappeared during the conflict.
Growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Colombia’s prison system.
Interview with ELN commander Pablo Beltrán, who was the group’s chief negotiator in Havana, Cuba, about possibilities for renewed peace talks.
A look at the U.S. military deployment to international waters near Colombia to interdict drugs, the current state of the drug trade, and U.S. pressure on the Venezuelan regime.
An interview with Truth Commission member Alejandra Miller about how the Commission is working during the coronavirus lockdown.
An interview with Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Magistrate Camilo Suárez about how the JEP is functioning during the coronavirus lockdown.
A conversation about how to implement peace accord commitments amid the COVID-19 crisis, with Emilio Archila (Presidential Advisor for Stabilization and Consolidation); Ricardo Téllez / Rodrigo Granda (FARC), and Consuelo Corredor (CINEP).
A conversation with demobilized FARC guerrillas in Tolima who are manufacturing face masks during the COVID-19 crisis.
Semana columnist Salud Hernández-Mora visits sites in Colombia’s Bajo Cauca region where narco-paramilitary leaders had luxurious mansions and victims are forgotten.
Publicado por Semana el 7 de abril de 2020.
Semana columnist Salud Hernández-Mora visits sites in the Yarí region of Caquetá department where narcotrafficker Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, and the FARC, maintained facilities and landing strips.