A discussion of U.S. policy toward Colombia with WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
A discussion of the search for the disappeared in Bogotá and its environs.
A presentation and discussion of the causes and impacts of sexual violence during the conflict in the Caribbean region.
Publicado por El Espectador Colombia 2020 el 28 de mayo de 2020.
An explanation of how the Unit for the Search for People Believed Disappeared, one of the agencies created by the peace accord, does its work.
Saura and Johana tell how they came back to their lands in Catatumbo and how, after subscribing to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS), they began to grow food where there were once coca crops.
Launch of a report about the experience of Afro-Descendant women during the armed conflict.
A discussion of mining and environment-related violence with human rights defenders from the Bajo Cauca and southern Bolívar regions.
A dialogue about the causes and impacts of sexual violence in Arauca.
A discussion of forced disappearance and how the search for the missing and reconstruction of memory are affected by COVID-19.
A discussion of challenges facing non-repetition guarantees for victims of violence against women in Norte de Santander.
Senators Iván Cepeda, Gustavo Bolívar, and Antonio Sanguino, who were targeted in the Army’s most recent espionage scandal, say they will present evidence to the U.S. Congress and NATO.
Socorro attends the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of San José del Guaviare.
A discussion of the security and human rights situation in Cauca.
A discussion of factors driving the difficult security situation in Cauca department.
Colleagues remember Mario Calderón and Elsa Alvarado, two human rights defenders at CINEP who were murdered by paramilitaries, in their Bogotá home, on May 19, 1997.
A discussion of the challenges of implementing the peace accord during the COVID-19 emergency, with Emilio Archila, presidential advisor for Stabilization and Consolidation; Niels Annen, vice-minister of foreign relations of Germany; Francisco de Roux, president of the Truth Commission; Stefan Peters, director of the Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz; and Laura Barrios of the Universidad del Rosario.
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A discussion of new revelations that Colombian Army intelligence has been spying on journalists, judges, opposition politicians, human rights defenders, and other officers, with several victims of the spying and some U.S.-based analysts.
A conversation about the state of anti-drug policy, with León Valencia of the Fundación Paz y Reconciliación and former president Ernesto Samper.
The former maximum leader of the AUC paramilitaries, extradited to the United States in 2008, has completed his U.S. prison term and may soon return to Colombia.
An internal review of the army’s top levels identifies a significant number of officers who may be involved in corruption.
Looking back on a team of ex-combatants who represented Colombia in a world whitewater rafting competition in Australia in May 2019.
A discussion about security conditions along the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Colombia’s defense minister discusses recent human rights and corruption scandals within the armed forces.
A discussion of the armed conflict in Afro-descendant and indigenous territories along Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
A discussion of violence committed against Afro-Descendant, indigenous, and raizal populations in Colombia’s Caribbean.