On Sunday, July 10, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into the Colombian city of Cúcuta. Many Venezuelans have compared the exodus into Cúcuta, Colombia to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they are not wholly mistaken.
Despite five years of enforcement of Law 1474 of 2011, statistics seem to indicate that the anticorruption statute has not been useful to change the negative perceptions over one of the topics which most impacts Colombia.
The promised end of a conflict that has raged for more than half a century will only usher in a new era if it lays the foundations for social and political change
Illegal mining operations exist in 307 of Colombia’s 1,102 municipalities and cause the Andean nation to lose more than $67.8 million (200 billion pesos) in tax revenue annually, the Colombian Mining Association, or ACM, reported.
Since a free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force on May 15, 2012, exports from Colombia to the US have been cut in half while violence against labor rights workers persists.
It is frightening, but sadly,¿ no unexpected to see so many Latin Americans in the Panama Papers leak. It should make us look into our moral fiber as a society
More than 250,000 children have been affected by the conflict in Colombia since peace talks between the Government and the country’s main armed opposition group (FARC-EP) started three years ago, UNICEF said in a report released on 19 March 2016.
As the Colombian government nears a deal to end its 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas, it is intensifying another war in the jungles here along the Caribbean coast, the stronghold of a shadowy drug organization known as Clan Úsuga.
In spite of government promises to tackle widespread corruption, the country has made no improvements and continues to rank in the lower half of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
Now peace is within reach as talks between the guerrillas and the government near conclusion in Cuba, and for the first time Juan Pablo, a commander of the 36th Front of the FARC, is thinking about a future outside this jungle hideout.