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.
Sounds the alarm about the growing presence of the Gulf Clan and Pachencas neo-paramilitary groups in three Caribbean coast departments.
Concerns about the Duque government’s plan to focus security and stabilization efforts in five conflictive territories.
Lays out what happened in Bogotá’s La Modelo prison the night of March 21, when a protest led to guards killing 23 prisoners.
A look at the living conditions of Afro-descendant people displaced to Meta, in Colombia’s eastern plains.
A brief history of U.S. military cooperation with Colombia, going back to the Korean War.
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.
An update from a scholar who has been sheltering in place with a campesino family in Briceño, Antioquia, the town chosen for a pilot crop substitution project before the 2016 peace accord was signed.
New revelations of illegal activity by Colombian Army intelligence. The magazine exposes some of the contents of 130 profiles that Army spies built on reporters, politicians, human rights defenders, and even fellow officers.
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.
The story of displacement and resistance of Afro-descendant, indigenous, and campesino communities along the Naya River, which forms the border between Valle del Cauca and Cauca departments.
A look at the work of, and severe threats faced by, social leaders in Cauca, the department of Colombia where more leaders have been killed than anywhere else.
A portrayal of indigenous communities resisting mining projects in southern Córdoba department.
Profile of a Cauca campesino leader killed by the Army in 2017, and his effort to establish a Campesino Guard and reserve zones for small landholders.
The story of an indigenous leader killed in northern Cauca in 2018, and the legacy of his work with the Indigenous Guard.
Summary of two non-governmental organizations’ findings, based on 32 former soldiers’ testimonies to the JEP, revealing the surprisingly systematic nature of “false positives” killings during the 2000s.
Profiles of some of the social leaders killed so far in 2020, according to the records that the organization Somos Defensores has been able to verify.
A look at how the COVID-19 emergency is affecting the security situation and armed groups’ control measures in rural areas of Nariño, Cauca, Antioquia, and Córdoba.
How indigenous communities around the country are preparing for, and worrying about the impact of, the arrival of the coronavirus.
Maximum AUC paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso is to be released from U.S. custody after 12 years. This report looks at Mancuso’s deeds, the “Justice and Peace” demobilization process, and the views of AUC victims exiled in Canada.
A recounting of human rights violations committed against those forcibly detained by police during social protests in November and December 2019.
Stories of how the armed groups active in this highly conflictive zone of northeastern Antioquia department are forcing children to join their ranks.
In the Papayo indigenous reserve in the Bajo San Juan River region of southern Chocó, the community is showing severe signs of poisoning. This is due to pollutants dumped in the water by illegal precious-metals mining tied to armed groups.