Residents in the poverty-stricken refugee town of Riosucio believe the violence that forced them to flee their land will continue despite the signing of a historic peace accord.
The country's FARC rebels have promised to quit the drug trade, but other groups are ready and waiting to take control.
The government is claiming the largest drug bust in Colombia's history — 8.8 tons of cocaine — within a major offensive against the Urabeños, the country's biggest trafficking group.
In this extra scene, VICE News meets the mothers who have lost their sons and daughters to gang violence in Buenaventura, meeting under the name "Women Weaving Voices for the Disappeared."
VICE News travels to Buenaventura to meet with security forces, government officials, crime reporters, gang members, and victims, to try to understand why this city on Colombia's Pacific coast has became so violent, and what's being done about it.
While the chopped up bodies mount in Buenaventura amid a gang war and word of Santeria-like rituals, local officials want to redevelop the most vulnerable coastal communities in Colombia's crucial Pacific port.
VICE News traveled to Buenaventura to meet with security forces, reporters, gang members, and victims, to try to understand why this city on Colombia's Pacific coast has became so violent, and what's being done about it.
Buenaventura, Colombia’s busiest port, is dominated by drug violence. But citizens have now had enough of paying out protection money.
As Colombia’s busiest port, Buenaventura does business with harbors around the world. Because of its strategic location, the port is also a primary artery for cocaine leaving the country. As Colombian paramilitaries have reinvented themselves into...
Colombian drug cartels have the strangest ways of dealing with loss.