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Peace in El Pacifico? Colombia’s Chocó region has its own agenda

On 17 June, Colombia votes in the second round of its presidential election: the first since an historic peace agreement was signed in 2016...
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Colombian election: Who are the candidates and what are they saying?

On Sunday 27 May, Colombians will head to the polls for first round of the country’s presidential election. It will be an historic moment, as...

Colombian vote: Who were the winners and losers?

Latin America’s electoral super-cycle faced its second major test last week, as voters headed to the polls in Colombia for legislative elections. The election was...
Colombians march for peace

Colombia’s brittle peace: One year on

On 24 November 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño (alias Timochenko), the leader of Latin America’s oldest and longest running guerrilla...
A ship sits on the beach at Valle de los Cangrejos, Riohacha, Colombia

Colombia’s Bonanza Marimbera: A bygone era of Caribbean drug smuggling

Abandoned boats serve as a lingering reminder of the ‘Bonanza Marimbera’, an era of drug-smuggling that brought violence and organised crime – along with...
President Juan Manuel Santos walks in front of a line of soldiers as he receives an honour

US warns Colombia over rising cocaine production

On 13 September, US President Donald Trump shocked Colombia with a threat to “decertify” the country if it does not reverse a recent surge...
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How does Colombia accommodate a Catholic population in a secular state?

According to its Constitution, Colombia is a secular state - however, its society does not always concur with this definition. The arrival of the...
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Miguel Hernando Torres Umba: “I didn’t realise the extent of the problem until I...

Plata or plomo? This is the question Miguel Hernando Torres Umba asks during his critically acclaimed production Stardust, a visceral education of the complex realities...

World Cup City Guide: Saransk

Saransk is comfortably the smallest city on the World Cup list, located a short flight from Moscow, in the central cluster of host cities....

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Editor John holds a degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Latin American Studies from the University of...

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Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up...