Colombia


The Number Of Activists Killed In Colombia Continues To Rise

Despite a peace deal being signed two years ago, there appears to be a rise in activist murders in Colombia. Although the overall homicide rate has dropped considerably, statistics shows that social activists, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, local councilmen and union organisers are being murdered in greater numbers. In 2018, almost […]


Colombia Anti-Corruption Referendum Fails To Meet Quorum

A historic meeting has taken place between Colombian President Ivan Duque, leaders of the opposition, both chambers of Congress, directors of all political parties, and FARC leader Rodrigo Lodoño after President Duque called for a summit to jointly formulate anti-corruption measures. The meeting comes after an anti-corruption referendum in Colombia […]


Increase in Global Cocaine Production Sheds Light On Larger Problems

Much of the third world faces issues with the production and trafficking of illicit drugs, whether it be opioids, cocaine, marijuana, and beyond. These issues typically stem from problems much bigger than themselves, such as impoverishment and food insecurity throughout parts of the world. According to the United Nations, Colombia […]


Conditions Worsen For Thousands Of Afro-Colombians And Indigenous Peoples In Chocó, Colombia

The people living in the north-western region of Chocó, Colombia, are continually getting caught in the crossfire between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and paramilitary groups, with the region being called “emblematic of the problems that still plague Colombia.” Conditions for the mostly Afro-Colombian and Indigenous population have worsened in […]


Explosive “Attack” In Caracas: Terror Or Totalitarianism?

On Saturday of last week, President Maduro of Venezuela survived an assassination attempt via drone. Several drones carrying explosives reportedly flew in Maduro’s direction while he gave a speech to celebrate the Venezuelan National Guard’s 81st anniversary. The event took place in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. While Maduro was not injured […]


Colombia Grants Residency To 440,000 Venezuelan Refugees

The outgoing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has granted two-year temporary residency permits to 440,000 Venezuelan refugees. The emergency residency scheme will allow refugees to work, study and receive medical care. Colombia is the main destination for Venezuelans fleeing political and economic instability at home. Over 1.5 million Venezuelans have […]


The Venezuelan Crisis: Inflation rises to one million percent whilst government removes all Opposition

On the 23rd of July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report detailing how the already struggling Venezuelan Bolívar will surge to 1,000,000 percent inflation by the end of 2018. These are only the most recent markers of a steadily worsening economic crisis for the once developing nation. Since the […]


Green Murder: Record Number Of Environmental Activists Killed in 2017

Despite the increasing importance of environmental initiatives, advocating for them remains a dangerous occupation globally. In fact, a record 207 environmental activists were killed last year in the course of their activities according to Global Witness, a human rights NGO. These deaths came as activists attempted to prevent development on […]


Mexico’s Presidential Candidate Lopez Obrador Promises To Resolve Violence Plaguing The Nation

On Sunday, elections in Mexico will take place for 3 400 seats at the local, state, and national levels in Mexico. But all eyes will be on the presidential election, which, according to the polls, will favour leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Lopez Obrador has adopted a policy of […]


Conservative Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidency Leading To Uncertainty For FARC Peace Deal

On Sunday, populist conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election with about 54% of the vote. He defeated Gustavo Petro, former guerrilla member and past Bogota mayor, with a platform focused on economic revival and reform of the country’s recent rebel peace deal. Duque worked at the Inter-American Development Bank […]