Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:30:57 +0000
The ‘clans’: the criminal forces rigging Colombia’s economy and democracy
While officially a free market democracy, Colombia’s state system and economy are rigged by “clans” that are largely above the law. These clans’ ability to almost usurp the country’s democracy… The post The ‘...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00:40 +0000
How to steal land the size of a small country | Part V: the Medellin elite
Medellin’s elite and friends of Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe were among the main beneficiaries of the dispossession of more than 3 million hectares of land, an area the size… The post How to steal land the size of a smal...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:30:16 +0000
Colombia’s ELN rebels say three-day terror campaign was ‘complete success’
Colombia’s last-standing guerrilla group, the ELN, said Monday that its shutdown of parts of the country over the weekend was a “complete success.” The ELN’s Eastern War Front, which is… The post Colombia’s ELN reb...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:00:02 +0000
Colonel confirms Colombia’s army is trafficking drugs, intimidating soldiers reporting corruption
Colombia’s army is “systematically intimidating” soldiers who report corruption, according to a colonel who accused army officials of trafficking drugs and arms, and extortion. The video published by Colonel Alvaro… The post C...

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:02:06 +0000
Why does Colombia permit guerrilla terror, but crack down on peaceful protests?
Colombia’s ruling party made it clear why the security forces allowed ELN guerrillas to carry out a military offensive but cracked down on peaceful protests. I was already wondering why… The post Why does Colombia permit guerrilla terror,...

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Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:45:26 +0000
Bogotá faces mobility gridlock as dump trucks stage blockade across city
Hundreds of trucks are blocking the main entry points of Bogotá after Mayor Claudia López enacted a decree that restricts the mobility of heavy transport vehicles 20 years or older.

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:08:07 +0000
Barranquilla’s legendary Carnival ready to welcome the world
The country's most famous fiesta is set to take to the streets and a four-day revelry that consumes Barranquilla.

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:58:51 +0000
Bogotá: Mobility at the mercy of a political push and shove
Mayor Claudia López has put Bogotá's mobility overhaul at the top of the district's agenda during her first month in office, including expansion of TransMilenio.

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:17:25 +0000
Colombia hedged, but not immune against advance of coronavirus
Colombian authorities are enacting tough measures to protect public health as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:21:26 +0000
Medellín authorizes police entry on campuses when protests turn violent
Days before the start of the ELN's Armed Strike, Medellín Mayor Daniel Quintero authorizes security forces to enter universities if protesters handle explosives.