Redacción Colombia

News published by the Pressenza bureau in Colombia

The street was a party: Petro’s inauguration

Thousands of people around Plaza Bolivar in Bogota and in many parts of the country celebrated the historic milestone of Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as president of Colombia. By Fátima Martínez Petro and Francia Márquez, the vice-president, are the most visible…

Learning to narrate peace: Other narratives to write the future of the new Colombia

Published in Mundo Obrero In the new country scenario, shaped by the popular support for the Historical Pact and by the recommendations of the Truth Commission report, there is room for all classes and ages, all options and looks, all…

Disruption, fraud and harassment on election day

During the course of election day, there have been some incidents that have clouded Colombians’ right to vote. The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) indicated this Sunday that 32 irregularities have been registered in which the electoral constraint has the highest…

The end does not justify the means, and some means have unjustifiable ends

Media objectives, whether for financial gain or political influence, cannot be, or should not be, above decency, truth and justice. By Iñaki Chavez Last April, Noticias Caracol published a false story that the media outlet itself described as an “error…

Indigenous mysticism and its relationship with the environment

It is no secret that, over the years, environmental issues have generated an exponential increase in the negative impacts affecting the planet. Problems such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and disposal, deforestation, among other factors, have become the “focus”…

Colombia one step closer to decriminalisation of abortion

The Constitutional Court ruled, on 21 February, in favour of decriminalising abortion to make the procedure viable up to 24 weeks or six months of gestation. After more than 500 days since Causa Justa filed the lawsuit to eliminate the…

Decriminalisation of abortion: an issue on the table

On 20 January, the Constitutional Court resumed the debate on the decriminalisation of abortion in Colombia, following two lawsuits calling for it to be removed as a crime from the penal code. This is an issue that had been postponed…

La Trocha, a beer for peace

The ex-Farians are betting on a nonviolent, democratic and equitable society with their project La Trocha. By Zenaida Espinosa Cabrera and Stephania Aldana Cabas La Trocha beer is a productive project that was born in 2019, after the signing of…

Colombia: JEP orders protection for peace signatories

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) ordered the Presidential Council for Stabilisation and the National Protection Unit (UNP) to resolve 101 requests for protection that have not yet been dealt with before 31 December 2021. The SJP issued new orders…

Colombia: UN Secretary General to attend commemoration of signing of peace agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the historic 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet…

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