Colombia Truth Commission presents final report on civil conflict | FARC News

Colombia’s Truth Commission has presented its final report on the country’s long-running civil conflict, announcing that at least 450,664 people were killed over nearly six decades of fighting. The long-awaited report from the Truth Commission on Tuesday said the effect of the conflict between the Colombian military and rebel groups has been “massive and intolerable”. … Read more

Colombia: Historic Truth Commission published its final report. Here are 5 key takeaways

Bogota, Colombia CNN — Colombia’s Truth Commission presented a long-awaited report on nearly six decades of widespread civil conflict during an emotionally charged ceremony in the country’s capital, Bogota, on Tuesday. The commission’s final report marks the culmination of hours of interviews with victims, armed actors and public servants involved in the armed struggle between … Read more

Latin American activists undeterred despite US abortion rollback | Women News

Feminists in Latin America have long understood their struggle for abortion rights to know on the borders. So when the United States Supreme Court decision that stripped women of their right to an abortion in the country became official last week, the blow was personal across North and South America. “We can’t confide in the … Read more

The Moment Bullfight Stands Collapsed In Colombia, Leaving 4 Dead

Three levels of the stand collapsed, trapping hundreds of people underneath. At least four people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in central Colombia. Footage of the collapse quickly went viral on social media. It showed dozens of people teasing and playing with a bull … Read more

Four killed after stand collapses during Colombia bullfight | News

Disaster took place during a traditional event called “corraleja” in which members of the public enter a ring to engage the bulls. At least four people have been killed and hundreds more injured in central Colombia when part of a wooden stand collapsed during a bullfight. The disaster took place in a stadium in the … Read more

Colombia’s shift to the left: A new ‘pink tide’ in Latin America? | Elections

The sun is rising on a new day for Colombians, especially for those who Vice President-elect Francia Marquez calls the “nobodies”: women, Indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, LGBTQ+, working class, disabled people and all the others who have been disproportionately impacted by poverty, state violence, discrimination and environmental destruction in the country. On Sunday, former Bogota Mayor … Read more

Will Gustavo Petro live up to his promises to Colombia’s women? | Women’s Rights News

Bogota, Colombia – Colombian women’s rights activist Carmen Garcia has high hopes for her newly elected president, Gustavo Petro. “I have no words to explain how excited I am. For the first time, our country has made a change. For the first time, women are going to be heard. For the first time, we women … Read more

Colombia election: Latin America leftist leaders praise Petro win | Elections News

The victory of Gustavo Petro in Colombia’s presidential election has continued a leftward swing in Latin America – and was quickly praised by left-wing leaders across the region and the world. The former rebel won 50.4 percent of the votes on Sunday, narrowly defeating populist business magnate Rodolfo Hernandez in the runoff election. Among his … Read more

Colombia picks first leftist president in tight runoff contest

BOGOTA: Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo petro narrowly defeated a real estate millionaire in a runoff election that underscored people’s disgust with the country’s traditional politicians. Petro’s third attempt to win the presidency earned him 50.48% of the votes Sunday, while political outsider Rodolfo … Read more

Colombia: Left-wing ex-rebel Gustavo Petro wins presidency | Elections News

Petro defeats construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez by a margin of more than 700,000 votes in presidential runoff. Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 rebel movement who has promised profound social and economic change, has won Colombia’s presidency, beating the construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez. Petro won 50.5 percent of the vote to Hernandez’s 47.3 … Read more