Recently declassified U.S. government documents from the 1990s attest to the Colombian military’s low morale and collaboration with paramilitary groups.
An investigation points to evidence that an Italian volunteer with the UN Verification Mission may have been murdered for reporting on a military bombardment that killed several child recruits.
Summarizes recent ombudsman (Defensoría) alerts about the threats to the population of southwestern Antioquia department resulting from increased organized crime and neo-paramilitary activity.
Profiles of four victims of a recent wave of massacres around the country, nearly all of whose victims have been young people.
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.
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.
About the dangers of practicing journalism in Sahagún, Córdoba, a town that is the birthplace of a disproportionate number of political leaders.
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.
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.
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.
About the Truth Commission’s often difficult relations with Colombia’s business sector, military, and political right.
Southern Córdoba suffered two massacres in 24 hours as neo-paramiltiary groups fight each other. Where are the security forces?
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 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.