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Colombia news and analysis from The Nation
November 14, 2016
Giving Peace a Second Chance in Colombia
After the surprise public rejection of the first accord, a revised agreement to end decades of civil war just might squeak through.
October 3, 2016
Did Human Rights Watch Sabotage Colombia’s Peace Agreement?
Like the country’s far right, HRW wanted to send human-rights violators to prison more than it wanted to end the war.
September 26, 2016
After Years of Stoking Colombia’s Civil War, Washington Is Now Trying to Hijack the Peace Deal
The US-funded Plan Colombia imposed catastrophic violence on the country, resulting in a mountain of corpses and millions of displaced civilians.
August 1, 2016
Free Trade Is Killing Colombian Labor Activists
Workers attempting to exercise their rights have suffered at least 1,466 threats and acts of violence since the trade deal went into effect in 2012.
June 13, 2014
Elections and Peace Talks Won’t Stem Colombia’s Violence
The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.
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May 31, 2013
The Horrific Costs of the US-Colombia Trade Agreement
Peace talks with the FARC rebels are slowly progressing. But the agreement threatens to exacerbate already obscene levels of violence in rural areas.