Contends that an entire web of uninvestigated organized-crime activity lies behind the August 11 massacre of five minors in a marginal Cali neighborhood.
The former top paramilitary figure, facing extradition back to Colombia from the United States, changed his story about the 2001 murder of an indigenous leader.
An interview with Andrés García Trujillo, a member of the government negotiating team in Havana, whose new book takes the Santos administration to task for insufficient implementation of the accord.
The publication verifies, and describes characteristics of, the killings of 222 social leaders between President Iván Duque’s August 2018 inauguration and March 2020.
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.
Examines the FARC’s surprising confessions to some unsolved, high-profile 1990s assassinations.
Profile of a former CIA agent who served as head of security for Drummond, a U.S. coal company accused of working with paramilitaries.
An investigation of a Duque government policy to transfer some unclaimed lands to large-scale agribusinesses, which contravenes the peace accord’s “rural reform” principles.
Profiles of some former AUC paramilitary leaders and the crimes they still need to clarify or confess.
A history of how deeply ingrained the practice of kidnapping was for the FARC during the conflict.
A narrative of how illegal timber traders corrupted security, judicial, and other government officials in Santander.
Social leaders are also under attack in the poor and working-class neighborhoods of Bogotá.
Poor maintenance to a victims’ memorial in Antioquia is emblematic of how Colombia’s historical memory initiatives are “floundering.”
A blow-by-blow account of the massacre that took the lives of 5 young people in a poor Cali neighborhood on August 11.
Explains how communities have used a mechanism in Colombian law to defend against aggressive forced coca eradication and a return to aerial herbicide spraying.
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.
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.