Colombia’s Peace Process Just Took a New Big Step Forward

The Government and the FARC have signed an agreement on how to recognize and compensate the victims of the country's long armed conflict, and with it moved their three-year peace negotiations into what looks like its final stages.


'Too Scared to Return': Millions of Displaced Colombians Failed by Land Restitution Efforts, Report Says

Amnesty International says efforts to restore stolen land are falling apart due to violence, threats and ineffective legislation — an issue which could derail Colombia's fragile peace process.


Female Fighters of Kurdistan

Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of Northern Iraq have long recognized this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria.


One Thousand Dollars for the Severed Head of Any Policeman

Colombian drug cartels have the strangest ways of dealing with loss.