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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Colombia was a global murder capital held hostage by warring drug cartels. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, it looked...

PanAm Post - Important gains in the advancement of more open and free societies have often been achieved through successful social movements. The ”English...

Continued dissatisfaction with the Colombian peace process may impact the final outcome of next year’s presidential elections. The stumbling talks...

Big Labour worked hard to halt the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, claiming it threatened our economy and our workers. But a year since its passage, the pact has surpassed all expectations. Where’s the mea culpa? If there was ever a reason to declare Big Labour’s credibility at zero on matters economic, the best example would be in its long, pathetic tocsins...

By Clara Nieto In this column for IPS, Clara Nieto, a former Colombian ambassador to the United Nations, discusses the intersection between Colombia’s peace talks and post-Chávez Venezuela. BOGOTA (IPS) – The crisis in Venezuela caused by the violent opposition of followers of Henrique Capriles, who is accusing President Nicolás Maduro of election fraud, and...

(CNA/EWTN News).- Officials from the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia have urged Catholics to adhere to Church teaching in the face of potential same-sex...

Colombia continues to have the world’s largest internally displaced population, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC),...

“La Violencia” was a decade of fierce political violence that began in 1946 and unleashed much lawlessness and bloodshed. By 1960, it had claimed 200,000 lives. In March 1946, just prior to the presidential elections that formally gave birth to the violence, President Alberto Lleras addressed the Society of Agriculturists. He said: “When we speak, for example, of...

In Colombia, 2012 saw the continuance of an armed conflict that began almost half a century ago, while other forms of violence intensified. The year was...

Colombia’s congress on Wednesday opened an investigation against ex-presidents Alvaro Uribe and Andres Pastrana for their alleged responsibility in...

They say that a bad agreement is better than a good fight. But not, it seems, in Bogotá. Last September, President Juan Manuel Santos launched a formal...

Fifteen years on from the Good Friday Agreement, there may be scepticism at home about the weaknesses of the Stormont assembly and executive. But in some...

Soledad Rios, who’s lived in Medellin’s most violent neighborhood, Comuna 13, for 30 years, sells blood sausage and empanadas on a street...

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