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March 27, 2019
The Catatumbo, a region in Colombia’s northeastern border with Venezuela, has long been at the heart of the country’s violent conflict due its strategic location for drug trafficking and other illegal activities—and its historically... Read More
December 14, 2018
La guerra de 50 años en Colombia dejó un legado de deserción escolar. Testimonio de ello son las escuelas abandonadas a lo largo del país, un hecho que acentúa la brecha entre el campo y la ciudad. Los artistas Juan Manuel Echavarría y Fernando Grisalez llevan más de 20 años recorriendo el país... Read More
October 31, 2018
Over the past two years, use of the ballot box has become relatively routine for Colombia’s citizens. Citizens have voted in the October 2016 peace plebiscite, legislative and presidential elections and the most recent anti-corruption... Read More
August 24, 2018
People run for office for a variety of reasons, some of which are altruistic and stem from a desire to improve their communities and make a difference, while others are entirely ego-driven or power seeking. In either case, very few truly know what to expect when they take office. Campaigns are... Read More
August 15, 2018
Youth political participation and leadership is critical to a functioning democracy. In Colombia, only four out of 10 young people vote and... Read More
June 08, 2018
Colombia’s presidential elections on Sunday, May 27 proved memorable. It was the first presidential election after the end of the Colombian conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of... Read More
March 26, 2018
March 11, Colombia had its first election following the 2016-peace accord that ended some 50 years of internal conflict.  It changed the legislative landscape by allocating 10 mandatory seats to the former FARC guerrillas (now called the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force). Overall, the... Read More
August 01, 2017
Involucrar, empoderar y conectar a los jóvenes para que participen en los procesos políticos es una de las grandes misiones del IRI.  En Colombia, se vio la importancia de involucrar a los jóvenes en el proceso de la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz, por lo cuál desarrollo el proyecto “... Read More
June 20, 2017
En Colombia, en medio de la guerra que hemos vivido por décadas, muchas personas han sido víctimas del conflicto. Sin embargo, la cifra de los jóvenes es devastadora, malos tratos, humillaciones e injusticias han sido la verdad oculta con la que han vivido por muchos años. Con el objetivo de... Read More
February 01, 2017
We are talking about Colombia in our second episode of “Global,” with the 30th President of Colombia, Andres Pastrana; Nick Miroff, Latin America Correspondent for the Washington Post; and IRI Resident Country Director for Colombia Gabriela Serrano.  With every podcast, we include a behind-... Read More

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