Colombia

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War on drugs prolonged Colombia’s decades-long civil war, landmark report finds
Truth commission’s report, touted as a chance to heal after half a century of bloodshed, called for a ‘substantial change in drug policy’

Joe Parkin Daniels

28, Jun, 2022 @11:07 PM

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Collapse of bullfight stands in Colombia leaves four dead, hundreds injured
Chaos overtakes city of Espinal after wood and bamboo stands collapse during cultural festival

Ramon Antonio Vargas and agencies

27, Jun, 2022 @4:32 AM

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The Guardian view on Colombia’s election: a chance for a change | Editorial
Editorial: The emergence of a progressive politics in a country traditionally in the grip of the right should be welcomed

Editorial

23, Jun, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Gustavo Petro: first leftist president faces tough challenge in Colombia
Despite the election euphoria, Petro has a thin mandate and is viewed with suspicion by many

Joe Parkin Daniels

20, Jun, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro wins Colombian election to become first leftist president
Former fighter in the M-19 militia beat populist business tycoon and fellow political outsider Rodolfo Hernández in runoff on Sunday

Joe Parkin Daniels and Edinson Bolaños in Bogotá

20, Jun, 2022 @2:14 AM

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‘Let’s make history’: Colombia could elect first leftist president in runoff
The election is being contested by mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro and populist business tycoon Rodolfo Hernández

Joe Parkin Daniels

19, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Colombian mayor who called Hitler ‘great German thinker’ could be country’s next president
TikTok using, elite-bashing, Hitler-praising candidate revels in his unruly behavior yet is now tied with his leftist opponent

Joe Parkin Daniels

16, Jun, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Colombia presidential election: leftist former guerrilla and populist outsider head to runoff
Rivals Gustavo Petro will face Rodolfo Hernández on 19 June amid growing discontent over inequality and inflation

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

29, May, 2022 @11:45 PM

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Colombia goes to the polls in historic election that could see turn to left
Presidential frontrunner is former leftist guerrilla Gustavo Petro in country ruled for decades by the right

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

29, May, 2022 @9:10 AM

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Has Colombian left’s time come at last as ex-rebel closes in on presidency?
After a century of rightwing rule and decades of civil war, Gustavo Petro goes into Sunday’s election as the frontrunner

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

28, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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World’s most violent cities: Medellín crime surge helps Latin America top list
Region has two-thirds of world’s most dangerous cities, with Bogotá, Rio, Mexico City and San Salvador also named in study

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

26, May, 2022 @7:15 AM

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‘She represents me’: the black woman making political history in Colombia
Leftwinger Francia Márquez is on course to become the first black female vice-president of a deeply unequal country

Joe Parkin Daniels in Santander de Quilichao

25, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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