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Apathy wins Colombia’s first round of elections

The way Colombians vote in their presidential elections could make the difference between war or peace. Hannah Matthews reports.

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Colombian strikers brave police brutality

As a general strike enters its fourth week, state violence has left nine workers dead and hundreds more injured, reports Adriano Mérola Marotta.


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Colombia: another death threat as mother fights for justice

Alfamir Castillo’s son and a friend were murdered by the army. As two generals face trial, there are fears for her safety, writes Patrick Kane.

Filed in: Colombia Human Rights

‘They turned our mountains into cooking pots’

Communities bear witness to damages inflicted by mining giants and target annual meetings in London.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Mining Mongolia West Papua

Bringing Colombian coal mining back home to London

Miriam Ross speaks to campaigner Tatiana Roa Avendaño about the Cerrejón mine, displacing people and destroying forest in her home country.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Environment Forests Indigenous Peoples Mining United Kingdom

Colombia: will peace prevail?

As guerrilla army FARC enter formal talks with government, Colombians are optimistic about an end to civil war, reports Jonathan Glennie.

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British connection to Amazon atrocities

David Hill says the centenary of the Putumayo massacre is a reminder of why ‘progress’ gets such a bad name.

Filed in: Colombia Indigenous Peoples United Kingdom

Podcast: child soldiers in Colombia

Seth Biderman discusses the plight of children forced to fight in Colombia’s civil war and what happens when they try to reintegrate into civil society

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From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

Filed in: Colombia Military Youth

An inconvenient truth: the real Colombia

He may be David Cameron’s new best friend, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos isn’t all he’s cracked up to be – and nor is his country, says Miriam Wells

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Brutish Petroleum

While the world focuses on its catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is also coming under fire from Colombian workers

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