Joe Parkin Daniels

COLOMBIA

Victims of Colombia’s “false positive” scandal lose hope for justice

Joe Parkin Daniels
11.21.16
hangover cure

The Hangover-Curing Soup That Brings Colombia's Drunks Back from the Dead

The Saturday before Halloween, Bogotá's El Caldo Parao is rammed with costumed revelers who have all come for one thing: a beef rib soup that's been soothing hangovers for 25 years.
Joe Parkin Daniels
10.31.16
COLOMBIA

Colombia's ex-president spent years trying to thwart FARC peace deal

After years of hard work to prevent a peace deal between the rebels and his successor's government, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has propelled himself back into the global conversation
Joe Parkin Daniels
10.4.16
COLOMBIA

Victims of Colombia's long war fear peace won't be any better

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.
Joe Parkin Daniels
9.27.16
COLOMBIA

The cocaine industry has a lot riding on Colombia's peace deal

The country's FARC rebels have promised to quit the drug trade, but other groups are ready and waiting to take control.
Joe Parkin Daniels
8.26.16
COLOMBIA

Colombia's peace deal with the FARC could still fall apart

The biggest hurdle is obtaining public support for the peace agreement in a referendum to be held on October 2, with polls hinting that a Brexit-style upset is possible.
Joe Parkin Daniels
8.25.16
war and conflict

Colombian rebels have finally agreed to a disarmament plan

Peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels now seem certain to produce a final accord ending half a century of conflict.
Joe Parkin Daniels
8.5.16
COLOMBIA

Homeless addicts and crime bosses are roaming the streets of Bogotá after a police raid

Colombian police raided a notorious neighborhood known as El Bronx where addicts were fed to dogs or disolved in acid when they couldn't pay their tabs.
Joe Parkin Daniels
7.15.16
americas

Colombians welcome the 'last day' of 50 years of war

President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, the highest profile leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are due to sign a “definitive ceasefire” in Havana on Thursday.
Joe Parkin Daniels
6.22.16
COLOMBIA

Colombia Says Narco-Guerrilla Group ELN Has Kidnapped Three Journalists

The government's decision to publicly blame the ELN for the disappearance of a Spanish correspondent and two Colombian TV journalists effectively rules out an advance in promised peace talks with the rebels. The ELN has yet to respond.
Joe Parkin Daniels
5.27.16
americas

Narco-Guerrilla Group Suspected of Kidnapping Spanish Journalist in Colombia

Salud Hernández-Mora disappeared while working on a story about drug trafficking in a remote region. Witnesses say they saw her arguing with an unidentified man in the town of El Tarra, before taking a motorcycle to an unknown destination.
Joe Parkin Daniels
5.23.16
americas

This Former Colombian Child Soldier Was Forced to Kill Eight of His Friends

Nicolás spent his adolescence as a soldier in Colombia's FARC rebel forces. As a peace accord nears, his story provides a glimpse of the deep scars left by the country's half-century-long conflict.
Joe Parkin Daniels
5.18.16
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