Colombia

May 18, 2021
Christina Noriega

Mass demonstrations in Colombia continue for the third straight week. After defeating the unpopular tax reform that sparked the movement, protesters push new demands.

May 11, 2021
La Liga Contra el Silencio

The government’s response to massive protests repeats old tropes of smearing the organizers as criminals. Labels like “urban terrorist” or “extreme vandals” aim to justify the excessive repression.

May 10, 2021
Laura A. Torres Martínez

A young woman shares her story of suffering sexual violence at the hands of a riot police officer in Cali, one case in a broader misogynist problem.

October 29, 2020
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez

Both Trump and Biden have played on tropes of socialism and Latin American strongmen without providing substantive policy proposals for the region.

October 23, 2020
Daniel Campo Palacios and Anthony Dest

The Minga, made up of Indigenous, Black and campesino collectives, continued to Bogotá after President Iván Duque left an empty seat when invited to a debate.

October 7, 2020
Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Rondón

Para las personas trans y no binarias así como para los trabajadores sexuales, las medidas para responder a la pandemia en Colombia y otros países reforzaron las normas de género y provocaron un aumento de estigma, violencia, y exclusión.

September 18, 2020
Thomas Power

Under President Duque, massacres are on the rise, especially in areas where FARC-EP guerrillas previously controlled territory.

September 14, 2020
Santiago Navarro F

Anger over police abuses boiled over after officers killed Javier Ordóñez in Bogotá on September 9.

September 11, 2020
Leo Schwartz

Toby Muse tracks one kilo of cocaine from harvest to trafficking, documenting Colombia’s changed drug landscape following the 2016 Peace Accords.

July 16, 2020
Alex Diamond

Kristina Lyons' new book documents soil and farming in the Colombian Amazon. It is a powerful critique of capitalist agriculture and a rich account of alternative practices.

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