Colombia


Colombia Protests: The End Of ESMAD?

A wave of protests has recently been sweeping through Latin America, from demonstrations in Chile over metro-fares, to public outcry over allegations of vote-tampering forcing Bolivia’s President Evo Morales to resign. Over the past week, that wave finally crashed over Colombia, with protests organized by students reaching over 200,000 people […]


Tensions Rise In Colombia As Protests Become Dangerous

Safety concerns are rising in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, as clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces become violent. It is a fearful time for citizens and protestors as the situation grows in danger. BBC has reported that Colombia President, Ivan Duque, has ordered security forces to continue to patrol streets […]


First Woman Elected Mayor Of Colombia’s Capital

On October 27, Claudia López, a member of the Green Alliance party, became the first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. These were the first local elections since the signing of a peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016, […]


Is The Colombian Peace Dream Falling Apart?

On November 24, 2016, in the historic Colón theatre in Bogota, the final and definitive peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was signed. This final and revised peace agreement that ended a conflict of more than 50 years came after four years […]


Colombia’s Student Protests Result In Violence

On Friday, September 27th, Colombian students from eight different universities took to the streets to protest corruption amongst University officials. As a result of these protests, five students were seriously injured due to an explosion. Additionally, one student committed suicide at Pontifica Javeriana University by jumping from the eighth floor. […]


Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]


Intervention Must Address Corruption As The Enemy In Venezuela, Not Socialism 1

After a meeting held between Venezuelan opposition politicians and United States officials two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia on the 28th of August. This was to allow for the continued support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the United […]


Former FARC Leaders Issue A Call To Arms In Colombia

Ex-FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) leaders released a video last week claiming that they will be picking up arms and initiating a new era of fighting despite the peace process being in full effect in Colombia. FARC is a rebel group born in 1964 out of Leninist-Marxist ideology. They […]


The Amazonian Region Suffocates In The Name Of Bolsonaro’s Collective Project  1

More than 75,000 fires have been recorded in the Amazon Forest since January 2019. This equals an 84% increase compared to last year. Global media outrage, presenting the events as worthy of, and urging for universal empathy and concern, has had the merit of drawing attention towards Brazil, calling all […]


Colombian Rebel Group Issue A Call To Arms In Recent Video

Ivan Marquez, former commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) military rebel group, has threatened to restart “a new phase of armed struggle” in a video posted this week. Marquez, who is wanted by the U.S. government for drug trafficking offences, has come out of hiding in an […]