Colombia


Militia Violence Continues To Displace Colombian Farmers 1

Two years on from the monumental peace agreement which brought an end to Colombia’s 52-year civil war, the state still remains significantly unstable. Following decades of conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), local militia groups have seized the opportunity created by the ceasefire’s power […]


Colombia’s Legislature Rejects President’s Changes To Peace Tribunal

On April 8th, Columbia’s House of Representatives rejected President Ivan Duque’s proposed amendments to the law which governs the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal by 110 votes to 44. The vote was expected to fail because the peace accord, as part of the constitution, requires a two thirds supermajority […]


International Day For Mine Awareness And Assistance In Mine Action 1

According to the Humanitarian Challenges 2019 report, presented by the Colombian delegation of the International Committee of The Red Cross, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated in the last year.  The ICRC has stated that there are still five non-international armed conflicts within the borders of Colombia and […]


Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]


Colombia’s ELN Rebels Claim Deadly Police Academy Attack

Last week, the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) took responsibility for a car bomb at a local police academy in Bogota. The Colombian Leftist group stated that the attack was a result of the decade-long conflict between them and the government. “It is then very disproportionate that while the government is […]


Exhausted Hopes For Peace As Explosion In Bogotá Marks Deadliest In Years

  Shocked members of the Colombian population witnessed a devastating explosion in Bogotá on January 18th which saw over 20 people killed. Describing the explosion as a “crazy terrorist act”, President Duque held the National Liberation Army (ELN) responsible for the attacks. In response to this, Duque issued arrest warrants […]