Part of a four-part series on the security situation, and related human rights and environmental harms, in Guaviare department.
An account of a paramilitary massacre in an indigenous community in San Marcos, Sucre.
A community in southwest Meta department seeks to resist FARC dissident groups and government forced eradication teams by declaring a “humanitarian space.”
Contends that an entire web of uninvestigated organized-crime activity lies behind the August 11 massacre of five minors in a marginal Cali neighborhood.
A non-aggression pact between criminal groups has broken in the embattled port city in southwest Colombia.
An account, based on fieldwork, of how the coca economy is oppressing indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cauca.
A blow-by-blow account of the massacre that took the lives of 5 young people in a poor Cali neighborhood on August 11.
The security situation worsens in the Bajo Cauca region of northeastern Antioquia, a coca and cocaine-producing region with presence of two paramilitary groups, FARC dissidents, and ELN.
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.
The country has suffered at least ten massacres in the prior two months. This article focuses mainly on Nariño.
Journalists who would report on the severe violence in San José de Uré, southern Córdoba, are silenced.
An analysis of the security forces’ inability to protect human rights defenders and conflict victims from renewed violence.
Southern Córdoba suffered two massacres in 24 hours as neo-paramiltiary groups fight each other. Where are the security forces?
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.
An overview, relying on studies from the Defensoría, of recent criminal gang dynamics in Medellín.
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.
Armed and criminal groups are increasing their recruitment of child combatants.
Sounds the alarm about the growing presence of the Gulf Clan and Pachencas neo-paramilitary groups in three Caribbean coast departments.
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 survey of how illegal armed groups are imposing rules and enforcing quarantines during the COVID-19 crisis.
A summary of findings, from the Ombudsman’s Office’s early warning system, about the dire situation in Puerto López, Puerto Gaitán, and Cabuyaro.