Colombia

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Colombia tribunal reveals at least 6,402 people were killed by army to boost body count
The killings, which took place between 2002 and 2008, were declared combat kills in order to boost statistics in war with rebel groups

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

19, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Indigenous peoples face rise in rights abuses during pandemic, report finds
Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats
A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance track

Jo Griffin

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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At least 331 human rights defenders were murdered in 2020, report finds
Two-thirds of those killed worked to protect environmental, land and indigenous peoples’ rights, while those providing Covid relief also faced reprisals

Kate Hodal

11, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Colombia to grant legal status to Venezuelan migrants
Move to grant protection status for 10 years described as ‘the most important humanitarian gesture’ in the region since the 1980s

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

11, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Colombia's ex-guerrillas: isolated, abandoned and living in fear
A tumbledown camp is home to many former Farc rebels four years after peace accords while hundreds more have been killed

Joe Parkin Daniels in Carrizal

03, Feb, 2021 @4:39 PM

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'Nowhere is safe': Colombia confronts alarming surge in femicides
Vice-president joins activists in calling for zero tolerance of ‘machismo’ that has left hundreds of women and girls dead

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

25, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Alarm at Colombia plan to exclude migrants from coronavirus vaccine
President Iván Duque says undocumented Venezuelans will be denied access in a move denounced as unethical and impractical

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

22, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Amazonian cave art: a story about the environment, too | Editorial
Editorial: Astonishing rock paintings discovered in Colombia hold a lesson for today’s rainforest

Editorial

04, Dec, 2020 @6:25 PM

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'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest
Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago

Dalya Alberge

29, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Natalia Lafourcade and Residente win big at 2020 Latin Grammy awards
Alejandro Sanz wins record of the year prize while J Balvin wins his first ever Latin Grammy at emotional ceremony

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Nov, 2020 @12:01 PM

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The ‘false positives’ scandal that felled Colombia’s military hero
The long read: When the Colombian army defeated the Farc guerrillas, ending decades of conflict, General Mario Montoya was hailed a national hero. But then it was revealed that thousands of ‘insurgents’ executed by the army were in fact innocent men

Mariana Palau

19, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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