An overview of attempts to negotiate peace with the ELN guerrillas during the Santos government, and during the transition to the Duque government.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds an increase in deaths from politically motivated violence in April, compared to February and March.
A book-length review of FARC compliance with its peace accord commitments, by the ex-guerrillas’ representatives to the joint verification commission CSIVI.
The think tank affiliated with the FARC political party looks at budgeting for implementation of the first and costliest chapter (“rural reform”) of the 2016 peace accord.
The think tank affiliated with the FARC party responds to findings published in the March 26, 2020 UN Secretary General report on peace implementation.
An infographic explaining the unilateral ceasefire that the ELN declared during the month of April 2020, past ceasefires, and what might come next.
Explains methods of psychosocial accompaniment for conflict victims seeking restitution of stolen landholdings.
A detailed look at how the participatory elements of peace accord implementation have been working.
A look at how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting historically conflictive parts of Colombia that were prioritized for the peace accord’s Territorially Focused Development Programs (PDET).
Raises concerns about persistent impunity for human rights violations committed by state actors, and calls on the International Criminal Court to remain vigilant.
An analysis by Gwen Burnyeat and Andrei Gómez-Suárez of recent events and prospects for renewed dialogues with the ELN.
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first 22 days of April.
A virtual museum exhibit about past struggles of the free press in Colombia. With initial features on Arauca, Caquetá, and Córdoba.
An update on the human rights situation amid Colombia’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
A report from a think tank affiliated with the FARC political party alleges that the Territorially Focused Development Programs (PDET) are departing from the vision foreseen in the peace accords’ first chapter.
A survey of conditions along the Colombia-Venezuela border as it braces for the impact of coronavirus.
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first 15 days of April.
A snapshot of the ELN guerrillas’ current capacities, internal divisions, and prospects for peace, as well as a mapping of its presence in Colombia (but not Venezuela).
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first eight days of April.
An investigation of what COVID-19 might mean for the balance between armed and criminal groups; the humanitarian situation; migration and borders; social protest; the security forces; and implementation of the peace accord.
An accounting of acts of violence against local political and social leaders around the country. The MOE counts 41 killings of such leaders during the first three months of 2020.
A look at recent changes in Colombia’s cocaine market, coca production, armed group participation, and transshipment patterns.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds the same number of politically motivated murders in March as in February.
The multi-part story of alias “Memo Fantasma,” a paramilitary drug trafficker with a long history and a low profile, who appears to have gotten away with it.
Researcher Carolina Naranjo Escobar highlights the importance of social leaders for local-level state building, and steps that Colombia’s government must take to protect them.