Colombia


FARC Rebel Group Becomes Political Party, Common Alternative Revolutionary Force

On Saturday, September 2nd, the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común) was legalized as the political successor of the former guerrilla group, FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). The announcement was made during the party’s founding congress that ran from August 28th to 31st at the Bogota Convention […]


Peace On The Horizon As Negotiations With Colombia’s Rebel Groups Are Underway

Colombia’s most prominent rebel group the ELN, or National Liberation Army, announced earlier this week that they have killed a Russian hostage who has been detained by the group since November. The rebel group claim Arsen Voskanyan was attempting to steal and smuggle Colombian wildlife, including native poisonous frogs. He […]


Internally Displaced Persons: The Forgotten Refugee Crisis

While concerns about the “Global Refugee Crisis” are on the rise and nations are fiercely debating immigration policies and potential border closures, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) remain the forgotten majority of displaced people worldwide. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), there were 40.3 million internally-displaced people by the end […]


Venezuela’s Crisis Continues As Maduro’s Government Gains Power

Friday, August 4th marked the first session of Venezuela’s Constitutional Assembly since the controversial election on July 30th. The assembly was given authority to rewrite former President Hugo Chavez’s 1999 Constitution. President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela says that the assembly will pacify the fractured country and the […]


Colombian Government And ELN Propose Ceasefire Amidst Peace Talks In Ecuador

On Tuesday, July 25th, National Liberation Army (ELN) leaders met with the Colombian government in Ecuador to negotiate an end to the war with Colombia’s last-standing rebel group by proposing a three-month bilateral ceasefire. The bilateral ceasefire was agreed upon by both parties with the condition from Colombia’s President Juan […]


Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]


Colombia Witnesses A New Wave Of Violence Almost A Year After Signing Historic Peace Deal

In September 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the country’s largest guerrilla force, signed a historic peace agreement, with President Juan Manuel Santos declaring that “we don’t accept violence as the means of defending ideas.” However, hopes of lasting stability have waned in recent months as […]