Colombia


Venezuela Accuses Colombia Of Attempting ‘Terrorist’ Sea Invasion 1

In a case of fumbled communication, Venezuela and Colombia are dealing with a year old feud, intensified by recent events. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol of Venezuela has said in a televised address that the Venezuelan government has foiled an attempted terrorist attack. The attack would have been accomplished through a […]


As Quarantines Decrease Violent Crime, Latin America’s Cartels Endure

Since the beginning of major quarantine efforts in March, violent crime rates have largely decreased in some of the most tumultuous parts of El Salvador, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as many other countries in the Western Hemisphere. Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele closed the country in mid-March and issued a […]


Trump And Duque’s Backdoor Deals During COVID-19 Quarantine

The Colombian Congress has been on recess since March 24th due to the implementation of a national quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine was originally set to finish on April 13th, however has since been extended to finish on the 27th.  During this time, Colombian opposition Congressman […]


COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]


The Rising Threat Of Protest Fatigue

As evidenced by the growing number of protests, riots, and outright revolutions, we live in a tumultuous time. The New York Times reports that since World War II, mass protests have become more common year after year. The current frequency of protests is unprecedented. The point of this article is […]


Venezuelan Migrants Caught In The Crossfire Of Protests In Colombia

Protests in Colombia have been ongoing for more than two weeks now as calls for the reform or the replacement of President Iván Duque’s right-winged government grow significantly louder each day. This civil unrest first started on November 21st and has been causing a greater amount of risk to the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]