A Colombian congresswoman survives seven years captivity in the jungle.
Guns that can cost as little as a bag of rice are today’s weapons of mass destruction.
First, Liria Rosa and Carmen Palencia lost their husbands to murder amidst the violence that engulfed the northwestern part of Colombia while it was under the control of right-wing paramilitaries. Then, they lost their land. Now, they’re risking their lives to get it back.
With sky-rocketing gold prices, gold fever has hit Colombia, a country rich in mineral deposits, and a torrent of mining companies is sweeping across the country. But many of the areas they want to mine are the same ones where traditional miners have been mining for generations.
Colombia has the second largest population of internally displaced people in the world, after Sudan.
If you ask Colombia’s city dwellers and political class, they’ll tell you the 40-year-old civil war is over. But The War We Are Living reveals the “other” Colombia, in rural areas far away from the capital, where the war is all too real – and now the battle is over gold.
Ingrid Betancourt aspired to become Colombia’s first female president; instead, she became the world’s most famous female hostage. Here, she talks to Women, War & Peace about the many roles women play in Colombia’s long-running internal conflict.
While many have hailed President Alvaro Uribe’s efforts to end violence in Colombia as a success, a new breed of paramilitary groups is terrorizing Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous groups.
Oriana Zill de Granados joined forces with ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee to expose the high degree of secrecy surrounding the U.S. federal drug cases against Colombia’s paramilitary leaders.
Producers Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados, who are working on our Colombia episode, write about their investigation into U.S. drug cases against the leaders of Colombia’s paramilitary organization. Many of the court documents for these cases are secret, frustrating victims in Colombia who want to know the truth about their loved ones’ disappearances.