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Colombia: soundscapes of violence for peace

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The candlelit event 'On the Verge of Silence: Sonic and Poetic Fragments’, blended soundscapes and testimonies from Colombia's Truth Commission Final Report to create an immersive atmosphere and disposition to listening

Colombia: courageous fight against oil polluters

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Interviewed by Mongabay, Yuly Velásquez, a local fisher and president of an environmental organization, has spent years documenting water contamination and corruption linked to the Ecopetrol refinery in Colombia and she faces consistent threats and attacks.

Petro’s call at COP28 to defend the Amazon

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro is interviewed at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai by Sumaúma. He takes a radical stand against oil exploration and drilling, in contrast to Brazil's Lula, who has signed his country up to OPEC+

Colombia: open-pit mine threatens municipalities near Bogotá

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In August this year, the owners of two fincas in the Gualivá province of Cundinamarca, just outside of Bogota, were sent expropriation orders by...

Colombia: corporate claims vs human rights

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Glencore, owner of the vast Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, is using the grotesque Investor State Dispute Settlement process to prevent the Colombian government from protecting its own citizens and environment. Jen Moore was part of an international delegation to study this problem.

Transfariana: the love story that helped ‘queer’ Colombia’s peace process

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Transfariana, a new documentary by director Joris Lachaise, explores a transitional period in Colombia’s history through the lens of trans identity. It focuses on the unexpected collaboration between the since-disbanded FARC group and the trans activist movement in Colombia.

What a load of greenwash!

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A mining engineer with more than 40 years in the industry challenges the ESG frameworks used by mining companies to greenwash their activities

Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art

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The Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art launched an online exhibition and showcased work from Latin American artists at the forefront of antiracist struggles.

Afro-Colombian memory under attack

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Museum of Afro-diasporic history in Quibdó, Colombia, was forced to close due to ongoing intimidation and violent threats from armed groups in the Chocó region. US-based academics, Colombian journalists, and Afro-Colombian Vice President Francia Marquez speak out. 

Colombia: can Petro achieve lasting peace?

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In Caldono, residents are torn between optimism and a weary acceptance of the conflict that has plagued their community for decades.

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