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.
Women, War & Peace Colombia producer Oriana Zill de Granados writes about her conversations with families searching for disappeared loved ones, in Valledupar, Colombia, a paramilitary stronghold.