About the Truth Commission’s often difficult relations with Colombia’s business sector, military, and political right.
Forced eradication operations are growing ever more aggressive, as documented in this account from journalists in the Guayabero River region of south-central Colombia.
Southern Córdoba suffered two massacres in 24 hours as neo-paramiltiary groups fight each other. Where are the security forces?
The UNODC’s annual survey of coca cultivation finds a modest reduction in 2019, steady cocaine production, less cultivation in Tumaco and more in Catatumbo, now the country’s largest coca-producing region. (Link at unodc.org)
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)
Identifies loopholes and weaknesses in Colombia’s laws and procedures for limiting weapons sales.
The ELN is the largest of several armed groups operating, and mostly fighting each other bitterly, along the border between Norte de Santander department and Venezuela.
The transitional justice system has moved forward on its investigation of one of the worst massacres in the history of the conflict, the 2000 paramilitary attack on the people of El Salado, Bolivar.
Outlines the current challenges of Colombia’s peace process, across the board, and makes recommendations for U.S. policy.
An overview, relying on studies from the Defensoría, of recent criminal gang dynamics in Medellín.
After killing him in late June in Catatumbo, Colombia’s Army claimed that Salvador Durán was an ELN member, which the group denied.
Warns of the vicious measures that illegal armed groups have taken to enforce COVID-19 lockdowns, and control territory, in several parts of the country.
The Bogotá-based think tank counts 166 social leaders and 36 former FARC combatants murdered so far in 2020.
An infographic presenting the transitional justice system’s activities since COVID-19 measures went into effect in March 2020.
The latest pandemic human rights update from the non-governmental platform looks at recent allegations of sexual abuse by military personnel around the country.
The newsmagazine finds that coca eradication teams have been systematically inflating reports of their results, throwing off recordkeeping for many years.
Reporters travel 1,000 miles across pandemic-hit Colombia and find many examples of human suffering.
Examines how Colombian judicial authorities can improve their protection of human rights defenders and hold masterminds accountable.
Lays out military responsibility for historically bloody paramilitary massacres in the Montes de María region during the early 2000s.
Reveals the role of dissident groups and cattle ranching in the destruction of forest and national park land in Colombia’s south-central department of Meta.
An investigation into social media campaigns, relying heavily on bots, aimed at discrediting the post-conflict transitional justice system.
Finds a 55 percent increase in deaths from political violence during the first half of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.
Finds an increase in ELN violence due mainly to the group’s February 2020 “armed strike.”
A thorough look at expenditures to implement the 2016 peace accord, finding much of them to be behind schedule.