After the ELN declares a month-long ceasefire in response to the coronavirus emergency, a look at prospects for further steps toward peace.
A conversation with Luz Marina Monzón, director of the Unit for the Search for Disappeared People created by the peace accord, about how the Unit’s work is adjusting to the coronavirus emergency.
A conversation with Emilio Archila, the presidential advisor for stabilization and consolidation, about how programs to reintegrate excombatants are adjusting to the coronavirus crisis.
The ELN has declared a one-month ceasefire in response to the coronavirus crisis. This brief video looks at prospects for further eventual steps toward peace with the guerrilla group.
Ariel Ávila explains the stubborn persistence of coca cultivation in Colombia.
A conversation with High Commissioner for Peace Miguel Ceballos about the ELN’s declared ceasefire in response to the coronavirus emergency, the government’s naming of two former ELN members as “peace promoters,” and allegations of Venezuelan support to Colombian armed groups.
Fearing COVID-19 infection, prisoners in Bogotá’s La Modelo penitentiary protested conditions. Government forces, claiming an attempt to escape, killed 23 prisoners and wounded many more. The next day, relatives of prisoners gathered outside its gates.
An interview with Carlos Ruiz Massieu, chief of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, about the status of peace accord implementation after three years.
A look at the security and drug-trafficking situation in the remote zone where Peru borders Colombia, where Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency. Video accompanies an article and multimedia presentation by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.
Investigators from Colombia’s transitional justice tribunal have established that many bodies in a laboratory at the University of Antioquia are those of conflict victims. Something similar may be the case nationwide, wherever unidentified bodies are buried in cemeteries. Accompanies a Semana article.
Video accompanying a Semana article about guerrilla dissidents’ expulsion of all park rangers from a wilderness area in and around eastern Caquetá department; content is mainly an interview with Rodrigo Botero, director of the Fundación Conservación y Desarrollo.
Two women from Putumayo talk about how coca cultivation and related violence have affected their lives, and their leadership of efforts to turn away from the crop.
Presentation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ annual report on the situation in Colombia.
A visit to a town in Panama whose population is mostly made up of Colombians who have fled violence.
Proceedings of a panel discussion with visiting winners of Colombia’s 2019 National Prize for the Defense of Human Rights. (También disponible en español.)