An indigenous group first contacted in the 1980s is being hit hard by deforestation, the coca trade, and violent groups.
A community in southwest Meta department seeks to resist FARC dissident groups and government forced eradication teams by declaring a “humanitarian space.”
An overview of the state of affairs as Colombia edges closer to restarting a controversial U.S.-backed program of aerial herbicide fumigation.
An account, based on fieldwork, of how the coca economy is oppressing indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cauca.
Explains how communities have used a mechanism in Colombian law to defend against aggressive forced coca eradication and a return to aerial herbicide spraying.
Forced eradication operations are growing ever more aggressive, as documented in this account from journalists in the Guayabero River region of south-central Colombia.
The newsmagazine finds that coca eradication teams have been systematically inflating reports of their results, throwing off recordkeeping for many years.
An analysis of the debate over prior consultation with communities that has delayed re-starting of a U.S.-backed aerial herbicide fumigation in coca-growing areas.
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 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.
A multimedia presentation and article about reporters’ visit to conflictive zones of Chocó department, up the Pacific coast into Panama.