Colombia

Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s moving speech at the United Nations

It may not have been the best speech, because the topics he addressed were limited, but it is the one that brought tears to many people’s eyes. The whole speech was very emotional, courageous and beautiful. Of course, because of…

#YouShallNotKill

27 September 2022, El Espectador Beyond political parties, beyond faith or agnosticism, beyond the courage or fear that we carry on our backs, and beyond obsessions with enclosing ourselves between visible and invisible borders, something on which almost all of…

United Nations Assembly: Petro proposes a new economic, social and environmental model: Less cocaine and deforestation. More peace, biodiversity and prosperity

The Colombian president delivered his speech to the other UN representatives, to whom he asked to be part of the solution to the problems that affect most countries. Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, attended the General Assembly of the United…

Nonviolent Journalism: a timely book launched in Colombia

The launch of the Colombian edition of the book Nonviolent Journalism will be a space to reflect on the future of journalism and social communication in the construction of today’s society. The International Peace and Nonviolence News Agency, Pressenza, FES…

Colombia: Nonviolent Journalism book launched

Students, journalists and nonviolence activists met at the launch of the book Nonviolent Journalism in Bogotá and talked with its authors about the importance of thinking about new forms of journalistic practice in Latin America, especially in the moment of…

Chronicles: My eyes still search for you in the twilight II

Ruth Sosa at the sustainable farms workshop of the Asociación Madres de la Candelaria In the second installment of this series of four chronicles, Ruth de las Misericordias will return 22 years later to tell the story of her son…

Colombia: A swinging country

6 September 2022, El Espectador A month ago, Colombia lived through the most symbolic presidential inauguration in its history. In 30 days, fundamental changes have been proposed that had not been outlined in 30 or even 300 years; but we…

“Who doesn’t fight, doesn’t go to heaven”.

11 October 1987. Attention! Breaking news. At 3:45 in the afternoon Jaime Pardo Leal, candidate for the presidency of Colombia for the Patriotic Union, was assassinated in the village of Patio Bonito in the municipality of La Mesa (Cundinamarca). The…

Colombia: New government recognises the Saharawi Republic

Both countries re-establish diplomatic relations at the highest level. Petro, the new president of Colombia, received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, official representative of President Brahim Gali, Mohamed salem Salek. Mohamed Salem Salek conveyed…

Colombia takes the first step towards resuming talks with the ELN

The government of Gustavo Petro is seeking to resume peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Havana, Cuba. The first rapprochement took place last Thursday, 11 August. Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva announced that he met with ELN representatives…

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