Colombia


Latin American Leaders Recall Ambassadors To Venezuela Over Election Results

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President of Venezuela on Sunday after an election surrounded by controversy. The election was marred by low turnout, a boycott by the main opposition, and allegations from rival candidates of voting irregularities. The Lima Group, a body consisting of  Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa […]


European Union To Impose Post-Election Sanctions On Crisis-Burdened Venezuela

The European Union is the latest entity to call for sanctions against Venezuela after concerns about the legitimacy of the country’s recent presidential elections. The EU also called for new elections to take place, as the polls in May which reelected President Nicolas Maduro allegedly  suffered from low voter turnout, […]


Colombia’s Elections: A New Era

On May 27th, Colombia voted in its first-round of presidential elections. None of the candidates secured the 50 percent threshold necessary to avoid a run-off election scheduled for June 17. Two candidates, Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro, secured their positions in the run-off elections with 39 percent and 25 percent, […]


The Colombian Amazon As A Living Organ Now Has A Body Of Rights Protections

Just last week the Amazon Rain Forest was granted the same rights as human beings by Colombia’s Supreme Court. The court ordered that the Colombian Government must take urgent action to protect the rainforest from deforestation, preserving it for future generations. The ruling is claimed as a win for future […]


Taking The ‘War’ Out Of The War On Drugs

The global drug trade is widespread, profitable, and insidious, creeping into all four corners of the world. While traditional international conflicts still linger and bubble away over fault lines and flashpoints, the drug trade seems to demand a wholly different response. Indeed, Richard Nixon expressed the current and unchanged state […]


Migration Crisis: Venezuelan Exodus Strains Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended the issuing of temporary visas to Venezuelan refugees in an effort to slow down the surge of people seeking safety in the neighbouring country. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced over half a million of its citizens into Colombia over the […]


Colombia’s FARC Rebels Suspend Presidential Election Campaigning

The political manifestation of Colombia’s former militant group, the FARC, has suspended its electoral campaign for Colombia’s 2018 presidential election. Leaders of the party have attributed the decision to the many incidents of verbal aggression their candidates have experienced on the campaign trail and the recent violent deaths of multiple […]


Colombia Tightens Border Control As Increasing Venezuelan Migration Continues

In a visit to Cucuta, a small Colombian city bordering Venezuela, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announced his intention to tighten border control in response to Venezuelan migration into Colombia. President Santos announced  that Colombia will no longer grant temporary border crossing cards, which have already been issued to 1.5 […]