With safe border points closed due to COVID-19, civilians have been left at the mercy of criminal gangs. “If things were bad in Venezuela before the pandemic, now it’s even worse," one person said.
“The peace process is just a facade. This is not going anywhere.”
Many are having to walk hundreds of miles to get to the border -- back to their homeland, and its gutted healthcare system.
In a new book, Kilo: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels, war correspondent Toby Muse reports on the human stories behind the drug's passage across Colombia, from coca leaf pickers and jungle chemists to cartel sicarios and speedboat smugglers.
Hundreds of desperate migrants are living in makeshift settlements near the Venezuelan border.
A new decree, urged on by Trump, means aerial fumigation of coca using glyphosate will likely resume in Colombia after a five-year hiatus.
“Down with the government of Ivan Duque!” chanted a group of retirees as they marched in a river of people that flowed all day through central Bogota. “Down! Down! Down!”
The 65-year-old looked extremely nervous as he got off a plane from Colombia, according to authorities at Barcelona Airport.
It seems like just another tone-deaf idea from a deeply troubled Church.
Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.
We spent the weekend on the Venezuela-Colombia border with people who risked their lives trying to bring vital humanitarian aid into their country.