Profiles of four victims of a recent wave of massacres around the country, nearly all of whose victims have been young people.
Summarizes recent ombudsman (Defensoría) alerts about the threats to the population of southwestern Antioquia department resulting from increased organized crime and neo-paramilitary activity.
A rundown of the 1997 paramilitary massacre in Antioquia that, some allege, received support from the office of then-governor Álvaro Uribe.
Profile of brothers from an elite family in Cesar, an emblematic case of land concentration and support for paramilitarism.
In a lengthy interview, Martín Cruz Vega, the FARC party’s communications director, discusses the group’s disarmament and demobilization.
Colombia’s conflict has devolved into a series of localized conflict with different armed actors.
An accounting of the country’s worsening wave of multiple killings.
Two massacres within a week highlight the daily threats faced by young people in marginalized parts of the country.
Documents indicate that Colombia’s military knew that forcibly recruited children were present at a FARC dissident encampment in Caquetá before bombing it in August 2019.
The country has suffered at least ten massacres in the prior two months. This article focuses mainly on Nariño.
Child malnutrition remains severe among the Wayuu people of La Guajira. It is a result of severe corruption and threatens to worsen with COVID-19.
Journalists who would report on the severe violence in San José de Uré, southern Córdoba, are silenced.
An overview of the case against former president Álvaro Uribe and what it says about the power of the right in Colombian politics.
An analysis of the security forces’ inability to protect human rights defenders and conflict victims from renewed violence.
A look at compliance in peace accord commitments and the security situation in Guaviare, a department in south-central Colombia with a heavy presence of FARC dissident groups.
About the dangers of practicing journalism in Sahagún, Córdoba, a town that is the birthplace of a disproportionate number of political leaders.
As Iván Duque hits the midpoint of his presidential term, an overview of Colombia’s political and economic reality.
A data-filled report on the current status of implementation of the FARC peace accord, compiled by a group of pro-peace members of Colombia’s Congress. (link at juanitaenelcongreso.com)
WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
Social leader killings have exploded in Caquetá, and few even get investigated.
The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Afro-desdendant and indigenous communities especially hard.
A trove of declassified U.S. documents raises questions about ex-president Álvaro Uribe’s possible ties to paramilitaries and narcotraffickers.
El Cármen de Bolívar is a municipality in the Montes de María region that suffered massive displacement and notorious paramilitary massacres in the early 2000s. The new mayor, Carlos Torres Cohen, opposes land restitution.
An overview of the chief prosecutor’s office’s efforts to bring to justice killers of social leaders and human rights defenders.
U.S. and Colombian economists find a correlation between 2003-08 “false positive” killings, the weakness of judicial institutions, and the prevalence of colonels commanding Army brigades.