University students ask for a higher budget for public higher education.
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Strikes and rallies have gripped Colombia for months. That's bad news for its new government but a sign of progress in a country that had little tolerance for dissent during its 52-year civil war.
The future of Colombia’s fragile peace process is now in doubt.
In the most peaceful election in their modern history, Colombians have elected as their next president a conservative who will renegotiate the country's fragile 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas.
Colombia ended its 52-year conflict with the FARC guerrillas in late 2016. The next president must decide whether to uphold the deal.
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Two candidates from Colombia's May 27 presidential vote will face off on June 17. One is a former guerrilla. The other is a hard-liner. Their views for the nation's future couldn't be more different.
While some argue globalization has been bad for the environment, the move towards deglobalization could spell serious trouble for climate. This photo from 2014 shows smoke streams from the chimneys of a coal-fired power station in Germany.
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Some experts argue globalization has been bad for the environment. But moving away from globalization could have other consequences that could be even more devastating for the environment.
Peasant activists in rural Colombia have been under fire since the signing of the country’s 2016 peace plan, which will bring intensive economic development to these areas.
Nearly 300 community organizers and activists have been killed in Colombia since the country's 2016 peace accord. Who's behind these targeted assassinations?
The FARC is out of the running for Colombia’s president. Who gets their votes?
A former FARC rebel commander-turned- presidential candidate has withdrawn from Colombia's 2018 election. Despite increased violence, the peace accord he signed will probably survive this setback.
Colombians look on as House of Representatives prepares to vote on transitional justice framework after 10 months of delays.
Conservative congressional reps in Colombia have been stalling votes on key parts of the country's peace accords through endless petitions and nonstop debate. In short, they're filibustering.
A ceasefire with the ELN rebel group is another big step toward peace in Colombia, but the road ahead is long.
A court decision securing last year's peace deal and a new ceasefire have invigorated Colombia's peace process, but there are plenty of ways it could still go wrong.
Supporters listen as Colombia’s disarmed Marxist insurgency, the FARC, publicly launches its new political party, also called the FARC.
Meet the Commoners' Alternative Revolutionary Force, Colombia's newest political party. To move beyond its violent past, the new FARC will need a charismatic leader who can win over voters.
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
The FARC, now undergoing the tricky process of disarmament, was still armed and active just a few months ago.
Delays in setting up disarmament camps for former guerillas have cast doubt on the Colombian government's commitment to peace. But the real problem is its national history.
Will the ELN guerrillas lay down arms?
Two months after signing peace accords with the FARC guerrillas, Colombia is set to start negotiations with the country's second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding.
The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
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