Tag: Colombia

El Testigo: Colombia’s FARC revive dream of bringing down democracy?

     

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October’s local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, said President Ivan Duque. The killings have sparked renewed calls for… Read more »

President-elect vows to unite Colombia, amend FARC peace accord

     

Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque (left), who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change… Read more »

Colombia peace deal gives way to rights activists’ killings, UN says

     

A new U.N. report found that dozens of civil society and human rights activists were killed in Colombia, the BBC reports. The report coincides with growing concerns that a historic… Read more »

Why Colombia voted ‘No’ on peace referendum

     

A Colombian peace deal that the president and the country’s largest rebel group had signed just days before was defeated in a referendum on Sunday, leaving the fate of a… Read more »

Could intervention have tilted the balance in Syria?

     

Today, five years later, it’s easy to forget that Syria’s revolution started off amid the optimism of the Arab Spring. The first protests against Assad’s dictatorship were peaceful: Demonstrators were… Read more »