Project citizen-photographers from Las Cruces, Colombia.
Edwin Cubillos Rodriguez
People wanted to use photography not only to document the aftermath of war and violence, but also to actively support peace.
A demonstrator shouts during an anti-government march in Bogota, on May 12, 2021.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Canada should be doing everything it can to ensure human rights are upheld in Colombia. Instead, its response to the ongoing violence has been tepid.
An Argentine justice crusader who calls himself Menganno has been patrolling the streets of the city of Lanus since 2010. Netflix has now picked up his character.
Netflix Latinoamérica (screenshot)
In Latin America, common citizens have often donned outlandish outfits and comic book-inspired personas to lead demonstrations and promote social change.
Protesters attend an anti-government march at Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia, where citizens have taken to the streets for weeks after proposed tax increases and to decry police brutality.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The Colombian government responded violently to a general strike over tax reforms that primarily affected working-class citizens. It has fueled calls for police reform.
A demonstration for peace in Buenaventura, Colombia, where a cartel turf war has left at least 30 people dead since the beginning of this year.
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A lethal turf war between drug traffickers has terrorized Buenaventura, Colombia for months. Now protesters are demanding the government’s help to protect people in this mostly Black city.
COVID and containment measures have brought Afghanistan to brink of humanitarian catastrophe.
The infrastructure and levels of deprivation in poorer countries have prevented them from benefiting from containment measures as much as richer nations.
Delft after protests against the local government. One of South Africa’s first social impact bonds funded a project in the town.
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Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.
Death in Rio: security forces patrol the Jacarezinho favela the day after 25 people were killed in a drugs operation on May 6 2021.
Attempts to wage war on drugs in developing countries which don’t take into account the needs of local people are doomed to fail. Here’s why.
Venezuelans wait at the Colombian border to be processed and housed in tents in 2020. All Venezuelans now in Colombia will receive a 10-year residency permit.
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Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
The funeral of Nicholas Suarez, who was murdered with four other students in Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, January 2021.
EPA-EFE/ Ernesto Guzman Jr
Despite a landmark deal in 2016 which brought an end to five decades of conflict, an upsurge in mass killings is threatening peace in Colombia.
A worker cuts roses to be shipped to the U.S. and Europe at a flower farm in Madrid, Colombia, in August 2020.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
Hope and religion can be important coping resources for people during strict lockdowns - but also a source of struggle.
In this July 2020 photo, a woman is comforted in her home during a wake for her son who was killed along with at least 26 others in an attack by drug cartels on a drug rehabilitation centre where he was being treated in Irapuato, Mexico.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
The American public should understand that the United States has played a critical role in creating and fuelling violence in Latin America via its unsuccessful war on drugs.
Farmers extract raw opium from poppies in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.
Conventional thinking on drugs, conflict and development isn’t working – here’s why.
FARC members construct a camp in a transition zone in 2017.
Interviews with former fighters show the pandemic is putting a fragile peace process under strain.
A marijuana trafficker practicing his aim in the Guajira, epicenter of Colombia’s first drug boom, in 1979.
Romano Cagnoni/Getty Images
Step aside, Pablo Escobar. New research shows it was poor farmers who helped turn Colombia into the world’s largest drug producer when they started growing and exporting pot in the 1970s.
Residents of the Dona Marta favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, work to clean up community areas.
Coronavirus is serving Latin American organised crime well.
Venezuelans try to enter Colombia at the closed Simon Bolivar international bridge borders crossing, March 16, 2020. Normally, 40,000 Venezuelans come into Colombia every day.
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The coronavirus-related closure of the Colombian border hasn’t stopped desperate Venezuelans from entering – but it has made the trip more dangerous.
Colombia is the world’s second-biggest cut flower exporter.
AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
A program intended to reduce coca production ended up giving two Latin American countries a big boost to their flower power.
A member of the military in Manilla, Philippines with wrapped sachets of “holy host” as the country goes into quarantine during the COVID-19 crisis.
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An external shock such as coronavirus merely presses pause on conflicts and offers little hope for solutions.