Post submitted by HRC Global Fellow Diego Mora and translated by HRC Global Intern Javier Cifuentes Although Colombia has made significant progress with regards to LGBTQ rights, LGBTQ Colombians continue to be the target of human rights violations. Show More Summary
Radamel Falcao is full of confidence Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is full of confidence on and off the pitch this week. Falcao was devastating against Manchester City scoring two goals (and also missing a penalty). The Colombian is very much back to his best and proving to be a brilliant striker for a Monaco side […]
Colombian prosecutors seized $98 million worth of buildings, land and assets belonging to the leftist FARC force as it disbands under a peace deal, an official said Thursday. "We have frozen property worth nearly 282 million pesos" belonging...Show More Summary
Colombian FARC rebels will start their historic disarmament process March 1, the government said Tuesday, as the country implements its peace deal to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are due to disband with UN supervision under a peace deal with the government after 52 years of fighting. Show More Summary
Falcao roars in Manchester Radamel Falcao was back in Manchester with a point to prove tonight. The Colombian spent two thoroughly disappointing seasons in the Premier League, one with Manchester United, and one with Chelsea. With his confidence and status at its lowest ever ebb, he headed back to Monaco with his tail between his […]
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm. Santos shook the … Click to Continue »
Colombian authorities suspect the rebel group ELN of carrying out a bombing at a bullring despite peace talks between the leftist force and the government, an official said Monday. Sunday's attack followed the start of talks this month between the government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) which aim to seal an end to five decades of conflict. Show More Summary
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels were behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, leaving dozens of police officers injured as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital.
Daniela Ospina on Colombian radio James Rodriguez‘s wife Daniel Ospina has appeared on Colombian radio on Sunday and opened up on a wide range of topics. The sister of Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Daniela often speaks for James and is a well known model and personality in Colombia with over 3.2 million followers on Instagram. […]
The Colombian government and the rebel group FARC agreed in November to end a conflict that had stretched on for decades. Continue reading ? The post Last 300 FARC rebels to lay down arms appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians, Colombian authorities said. The explosive device, which shattered windows in nearby apartment buildings, … Click to Continue »
NILO, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's army will strengthen its efforts to combat crime gangs pushing into regions displaced by Marxist FARC rebels, a high-ranking official said on Friday, as it scrambles to prevent an increase in drug trafficking and violence.
A life-size bronze sculpture of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was unveiled Thursday in Havana, an homage to the writer and to Cuba for its support of the peace accord with leftist FARC rebels. The sculpture portrays...Show More Summary
Five years ago, on a backpacking trip to Colombia, I participated in my first Ayahuasca ceremony. It was the most intense, awe-inspiring experience of my life, but what I didn't realize at the time was that the true lesson from that night would take me a few more years to understand.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A former Colombian congressman detained on accusations he received millions in bribes from Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] denied on Tuesday that a $1 million portion of the money was given to President Juan Manuel Santos' 2014 campaign.
During a speech at an event celebrating the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Philippine Bureau of Customs, President Rodrigo Duterte gave a customarily blunt response to an op-ed written by former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria. Gaviria,...Show More Summary
Colombian prosecutors say they suspect President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, received a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for his 2014 re-election campaign. Prosecutors said...Show More Summary
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos's 2014 election campaign allegedly received as much as $1 million from Brazil's Odebrecht SA, the country's attorney general said on Tuesday, as fallout from a massive corruption scandal continued.
Thrust onto the presidential campaign trail after the assassination of Luis Galan in late 1989, Cesar Gaviria won Colombia's highest office in late 1990, and over the next four years he worked closely with the US (and other more suspect...Show More Summary
Will the ELN guerrillas lay down arms? Jose Gomez/Reuters Fabio Andres Diaz, International Institute of Social Studies On February 7, two months after signing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, the Colombian government begins...Show More Summary