La Guajira: Colombian political corruption

La Guajira: Colombian political corruption

The department demonstrates the phenomenon of corruption and the challenges that decentralization represents in the country

Why did the United States recommend not traveling to Colombia?

Why did the United States recommend not traveling to Colombia?

The US State Department issued the warning due to possible scenarios of insecurity, violence, and terrorism

Colombia: Gender equality and inclusive language

Colombia: Gender equality and inclusive language

The discussion around language use could be endless

2018: Colombia free of coca crops?

2018: Colombia free of coca crops?

n 2017 illicit, crops reached 200,000 hectares in the country

Inequality in Colombia: Centre- periphery

Inequality in Colombia: Centre- periphery

The dissimilarity in Colombia is more worrying at the border

The price of being a social leader in Colombia

The price of being a social leader in Colombia

NGOs' figures show that approximately 130 social leaders have been killed 

Gustavo Bell: new Head of ELN peace negotiations

Gustavo Bell: new Head of ELN peace negotiations

The main goal is to extend ceasefire between Colombian Army and the guerrilla

SaludCoop

SaludCoop: the biggest scandal in Colombian healthcare system

Six years after it was revealed that the health providing company was embezzling large sums of money, there are still significant inconsistencies 

Corruption culture made in Latin America

Corruption blocks the ability of governments to provide basic services to citizens, undermines people's trust in democracy and is often tied to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. Is our culture the birth place for this outrageous phenomenon?

Why are Peru, Colombia coca numbers going in opposite directions?

One unavoidable answer is that illegal armed groups have control over a greater amount of the coca being grown in Colombia

FARC hands off 30 percent of their weapons

FARC rebel group stated that they are complying with the accords stated within the peace agreement signed last year

Colombia’s FARC says more time needed to hand over weapons

The FARC guerrillas won’t meet a May 29 deadline to hand over their weapons

Peace in Colombia comes in slow motion

A recent ruling made by the Constitutional Court will slow down the execution of the peace agreements.

Colombia urges blood diamond-style controls for gold buyers

Less than a fifth of Colombia’s gold is produced legally, with much of the 60 metric-ton annual production controlled by illegal armed groups

Colombia's new conflict as war with Farc ends

Last year’s deal with the guerrilla group left a power vacuum, putting authorities and residents on edge amid new violence: ‘Everyone’s nervous’

Controversial Canada mining company sues Colombia for $700M

The lawsuit could be one of many as ongoing civilian resistance and increasingly strict environmental regulations

UN almost finished registering FARC weapons

The UN Mission in Colombia is on the verge of completing the registry of about 7,000 weapons formerly held by FARC

How are Peñalosa’s plans impacting the development in Bogotá?

Bogotá Mayor’s Office released a press note highlighting the most important changes and ongoing plans in the city

Colombia opens investigation into deadly Mocoa landslide

The Colombian authorities have ordered an investigation into a deadly landslide that swept through the south-western town of Mocoa.

Santos declares state of emergency to deal with mudslide tragedy

The president of Colombia declared Monday a state of economic, social and ecological emergency

Former police general, new Colombian vice president

Colombia's Congress backed the appointment of retired General Oscar Naranjo as vice president

Coca leaf, Not coffee, may be Colombia’s favourite cash crop

For 35 years, the international cocaine trade has made drug cartels rich and helped fund and expand the activities of the FARC

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