In 2017-18 we visited the Meta department in Colombia on multiple occasions. Located right where Colombia’s Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains) disappear south into the vastness of the Amazon…

Erwin de Nys, Nicolás Salazar |

The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21st.  After more than 50 years of civil war, we finally have a national Peace Day to celebrate in Colombia, too.
 

Marcelo Jorge Fabre |

(istock/Daniel Ernst) In 2016, Colombia has the opportunity to make history. After more than three years of negotiations, the country is very close to achieving an “Agreement to terminate the…

Gerardo Corrochano |

Raul is short, skinny and has an enormous smile. Looking at him, it was hard to believe that this fifteen-year-old had long been feared in his community as a gang leader and had been the author of…

Jessica Gallegos |

También disponible en español Behind Latin America’s economic boom is hidden a wave of crime and violence, hurting all citizens, particularly the poorest, who have no way of protecting themselves…

Hasan Tuluy |

También disponible en español The Montes de María, between the departments of Sucre and Bolivar in the north of Colombia, has been the stage for violent conflict for a long time. In this region,…

Isabelle Schaefer |

También disponible en español “A microphone, a guitar and a spray can; these are their weapons.” These could be the lyrics of a song by the wildly popular Juanes, but the singer-songwriter was…

Gloria M. Grandolini |

In stark contrast to a few years back, Latin Americans are deeply worried these days with a rising wave of crime and violence that is causing a huge loss of life and resources –and making people…

Maninder Gill |

También disponible en españolRewind 20 years. Medellin, Colombia, is the murder capital of the world, with over 300 homicides per 100, 000 inhabitants. Pablo Escobar and his drug trafficking…

Felipe Jaramillo |