A senator is trying to get a bill through congress that makes the government buy up and sell the country’s cocaine production.
“Something that hasn’t worked in the last 40 years is something that’s just not going to work,” said one observer.
The protestors demands were myriad: killings of human rights activists and environmental defenders, police brutality and education and pension reforms were some of the issues.
Since the pandemic hit, many have headed home, but conditions there are prompting them to leave again.
The agreement with the FARC guerrilla groups was aimed at bringing down violence. But organized crime is gunning ordinary citizens down in small towns around the country, and it’s getting worse.
The exit of the former FARC guerrilla group marked the loss of an arbiter, and has allowed deforestation to surge.
Women left unemployed by the lockdown in Colombia have turned to webcams to make a living, and sex workers are flipping to use digital services to stay safe and isolated.
Colombia’s Former FARC Rebels Finally Apologize for War Crimes Like Kidnappings and Forced Abortions
The apology, part of a national reconciliation effort, was a long time coming for the victims of the former guerrilla group.
Overnight, damaged precincts were turned into dance halls, cultural centers and libraries as many hope for peace following protests.
The death of the man in police custody sparked protests across Colombia, and a reckoning over police brutality.
Whether or not Salvatore Mancuso is sent home next week, he is a headache for President Iván Duque.