Juan Carlos Garzón of the Fundación Ideas para la Paz looks at the mid-year, mid-pandemic state of Colombia’s coca eradication campaign, for which he predicts no lasting success.
A brief history of U.S. military cooperation with Colombia, going back to the Korean War.
A study of the Truth Commission, the challenges it faces, and recommendations for its remaining work.
Official responses to questions for the record submitted by the Senate’s Peace Committee. (Scribd.com link from La Silla Vacía)
The 2019 report on attacks on social leaders and human rights defenders produced by Somos Defensores, a coalition of human rights groups.
Information about Venezuelan returnee flows, and provision of assistance to them, during the COVID-19 crisis.
An overview of conflict trends during the first four months of 2020. Notes some decrease in overall violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with armed groups enforcing restrictions and social leaders facing even more attacks.
An overview of attempts to negotiate peace with the ELN guerrillas during the Santos government, and during the transition to the Duque government.
WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
An overview of a year of human rights scandals in the Colombian Army’s intelligence apparatus.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds an increase in deaths from politically motivated violence in April, compared to February and March.
A monthly update about the situation of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, from the Inter-Agency Mixed Migration Flows Group in Colombia. (Link at unhcr.org)
A book-length review of FARC compliance with its peace accord commitments, by the ex-guerrillas’ representatives to the joint verification commission CSIVI.
An update from a scholar who has been sheltering in place with a campesino family in Briceño, Antioquia, the town chosen for a pilot crop substitution project before the 2016 peace accord was signed.
A survey of how illegal armed groups are imposing rules and enforcing quarantines during the COVID-19 crisis.
New revelations of illegal activity by Colombian Army intelligence. The magazine exposes some of the contents of 130 profiles that Army spies built on reporters, politicians, human rights defenders, and even fellow officers.