Top: people in a makeshift camp in Chocó province seeking to return to land controlled by paramilitary-linked businesses; a street scene in Silvia, near Popayan, in the south, where there is a higher proportion of indigenous people. Middle: the capital, Bogotá, is famous for its graffiti;  but the smog-bound vista on the right shows its high-rise centre and how it sprawls. Bottom: tourism potential on the Caribbean coast; a quiet moment in Chocó province; ‘safe journey’ is the message from the army, which has made the roads secure but at a cost to human rights.All photos by Jonathan Glennie.

Country Profile: Colombia

The facts, figures, flag and photos from Colombia.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Juan Manuel Santos: from hawk to dove?Javier Casella/Colombia's Presidential Office/Handout/Reuters

Colombia: will peace prevail?

As guerrilla army FARC enter formal talks with government, Colombians are optimistic about an end to civil war, reports Jonathan Glennie.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Podcast: child soldiers in Colombia

Podcast: child soldiers in Colombia


Seth Biderman
discusses the plight of children forced to fight in Colombia's civil war and what happens when they try to reintegrate into civil society

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
A stolen childhood: for those recruited into the
FARC’s rebel army, returning to civilian life is
a new challenge. This photo of a young girl
holding a weapon was found on the body
of a rebel killed in combat in 2008.Reuters/National Police/ Handout

From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Brutish Petroleum

Brutish Petroleum

While the world focuses on its catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is also coming under fire from Colombian workers

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NI 434 - Life beyond growth - July, 2010
Teófilo Acuña Photo by Jo Lateu

Teófilo Acuña

Colombian activist Teófilo Acuña on the danger of confronting paramilitaries.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

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The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Life beyond growth July, 2010
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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