Paramilitaries

COLOMBIA

Colombia Wants to Charge a Guerrilla Medic With Up to 500 Forced Abortions

The Colombian government has asked for the extradition of Héctor Arboleda, who was arrested in Madrid on Saturday, to face charges associated with long-standing allegations that the FARC rebel group requires pregnant female guerrillas to have abortions.
Joe Parkin Daniels
12.14.15
americas

Colombia’s Prosecutor Wants Probe of Former President for Paramilitary Massacre

The possible probe comes as the government moves closer to signing a peace deal with rebels.
Joe Parkin Daniels
10.7.15
Europe

VICE News Meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier)

In this excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier,' VICE News travels to Poland to speak with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Russian threats in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.
VICE News
8.19.15
Europe

Dutch Forces Mobilize (Extra Scene from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier')

In this extra scene, VICE News travels to the Netherlands to see how NATO forces are boosting their rapid reaction capabilities in Europe.
VICE News
8.11.15
COLOMBIA

In Landfill Atop Medellin, Colombia Begins Work on Exhuming Bodies in Mass Grave

As many as 300 bodies could be buried at the sit high above Medellin, a city that is seeking to shed its violent reputation. "The pain is completely the same since that day," a woman whose husband went missing tells us.
Joe Parkin Daniels
7.30.15
Europe

The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier

VICE News traveled to Poland to see how the country, and its NATO allies, are bracing for a possible Russian attack.
VICE News
7.24.15
russia

The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier (Trailer)

VICE News traveled to Poland to see how the country, and its NATO allies, are bracing for a possible Russian attack.
VICE News
7.21.15
COLOMBIA

Can a Truth Commission in Colombia Help Heal the Wounds of War's Atrocities?

Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.
Joe Parkin Daniels
6.29.15
americas

'Chopping Houses,' Fears of Witchcraft Leave Trail of Dismembered Bodies in Buenaventura

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.
Juan Camilo Maldonado
12.20.14
The Wall Street Issue

Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry

Today, foreign policy is enacted through corporations. Tasks that once would have been the sole province of the CIA or the military are routinely contracted out to firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sean McFate
12.10.14
americas

'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.
Kayleen Devlin
11.27.14
COLOMBIA

Paramilitaries Likely to Continue Terrorizing Colombia Even After a Peace Deal

The case of Sixta Campo — a community leader in a small town plagued by paramilitary threats and violence — shows why a government peace deal with FARC guerrillas won't solve all the country's problems.
Meredith Hoffman
11.9.14
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