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FARC Drops Its Weapons, But Colombia’s Deadly Conflict Goes On

Despite the peace deal, new waves of deadly violence are hitting many areas of Colombia, especially those once under FARC-rebel control. And it's targeting the very people—activists and social leaders—for whom the peace deal was supposed to make life safer.

Tras la Violencia

Los esfuerzos de paz en Colombia han puesto fin a 50 años de intenso conflicto. Ahora, científicos estudian a quienes fueron combatientes y víctimas, al tiempo que ambos intentan sanar.

Colombia: After the Violence

Peace efforts in Colombia have ended 50 years of intense conflict. Now, scientists are studying former fighters and victims as they attempt to heal.

June 21, 2018

The Future of Science in Post-War Colombia

Lizzie Wade

After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.

May 01, 2018

Rehabilitating Colombian Militants

Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, Greg Kendall-Ball

After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.

April 06, 2018

Native American Youth: Health and Sports

Viridiana Vidales Coyt

Native youth are nine times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their non-Hispanic white peers, according to an NIH study . Community organizations in New Mexico would like to change that.

March 22, 2018

Building Peace in Colombia: A Double-edged Sword

Bruno Federico, Nadja Drost

Colombia’s 2016 peace deal put an end to 52 years of armed conflict and saw over 7,000 guerrillas lay down arms. But the road to build peace is long and strewn with obstacles.

October 25, 2017

Colombia's Hot Moment

Lisa Palmer

Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.

July 28, 2016

Coffee in Colombia: The Fight Against Climate Change

Camila DeChalus

Camila DeChalus directed and produced a video for her project about how, with help from the Catholic Church, coffee farmers in rural Colombia are fighting against the impacts of climate change.

May 16, 2016

Huntington's Disease in Latin America

Dara Mohammadi

We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?

November 17, 2014

Colombia: Palm Oil and Paramilitaries

Gabe Silverman, Nick Miroff

Colombia’s fast growing palm oil industry has been a boon to its economy. But behind it is a fight for land as farmers backed by paramilitaries push into indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

July 14, 2013

Death Stalks Colombia's Unions

Stephen Franklin

As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.

July 14, 2011

Colombian Communities Are Losing Out in Gold Rush

Nadja Drost

Colombia's small-scale traditional miners are fighting for their piece of the recent gold mining boom as large multinational companies have picked up most of the country's exploration rights.

December 15, 2010

Colombia: Mining Fever in Paradise

Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, Lorenzo Morales

The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.

June 13, 2007

Beyond the Law: Colombia's Embrace of Paramilitary Power

Carlos Villalon, Phillip Robertson

Journalist Phillip Robertson and videographer Carlos Villalon investigate the controversies swirling around America's most important Latin American ally and what they mean for the people of Colombia.

Meet the Journalist: Lizzie Wade

Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.

This Week: Torture in Yemen's Prisons

Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.

This Week in Review: West Africa's Wells of Hope

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's report on the importance of water for peacebuilding in Ivory Coast and the need for more in-depth reporting on reproductive health.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.

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