Los últimos días de las FARC: dentro del campamento (Zoomin TV)

EL DIAMANTE, COLOMBIA - En la víspera de la firma de los acuerdos de paz, las FARC abrieron su campamento de El Diamante, Caquetá. Charlamos con los guerrilleros para conocer sus sueños y sensaciones ahora que se acerca la paz. (Translation: On the eve of the signing of the peace accords, the FARC opened their …

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process (The Real News)

CALI, COLOMBIA - After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal. But some people in the country support the peace process more than others, mainly the country’s black and indigenous populations – Those who have been the most affected …

Is Brazil’s Government Rolling Back Women’s Rights? (Al Jazeera)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - In an abandoned building in the centre of Brazil's financial centre of Sao Paulo, Marli Aguiar and a group of black women have come together to talk about one thing: what to do about Brazil's new interim government. After only weeks in power, it has become clear that this new administration …

Why Brazil’s Art Scene is Fighting the Impeachment (The New Internationalist)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - ‘Temer Out!’ ‘Against the Coup!’ and ‘Culture and Work!’ These are some of the signs plastered all over the walls of the Ministry of Culture building in San Paulo. Visual artists, filmmakers, designers, dancers, actors and many others have been occupying the building for more than a month, protesting the current impeachment …

What is Digital Humanitarianism and What Did it do For Ecuador’s Earthquake Victims? (The New Internationalist)

QUITO, ECUADOR - After a massive earthquake hit Ecuador’s coast in April, the country was devastated. Entire towns were destroyed, hundreds were killed and thousands more left homeless. The scene was chaotic, and aid efforts immediately sprung up across the country. But this included more than donation points and people rushing to the coast to try …

Inside Colombia’s “Guantanamo Bay”: A Human Rights Nightmare (teleSUR English & Truthout)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Ariz Carrillo spent two years and five months locked behind bars at one of Colombia's maximum security prisons, La Tramacua ­-- a place so renown for its human rights abuses that it has been dubbed "the Guantanamo of Colombia". "For no reason, only because I was a political prisoner. They tortured me …

‘Plan Colombia’ Has Been a Nightmare for Women (teleSUR English & Truthout)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Six women were raped every hour in Colombia during the first nine years of Plan Colombia. That figure was taken from a joint survey done by women's rights organizations, which include Oxfam and other Colombian based groups. The study also revealed that some 489,678 women were victims of some type of sexual …

‘You Can’t be Scared of Death There’ Life as a Colombian Refugee (teleSUR English & Truthout)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Keli did not leave Colombia voluntarily. Neither did Luis. And neither one of them grew up thinking they would one day be labelled a refugee. The two of them fled very different situations of violence in Colombia, what together epitomize the complexities of the ongoing war in the country. Keli – which …