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Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Darien Gap: As migrants take deadly risks for better lives, Canada and the U.S. must do much more

Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
Children wave peace doves at a concert for peace in Bogota, Colombia, in August 2022. Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Americans do talk about peace − just not the same way people do in other countries

While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Mariana Páez demobilisation zone was set up for former Farc members to live after the 2016 peace deal. They have been forced to flee after a wave of death threats and killings. Associated Press/Alamy Stock Photo

Colombia: former Farc fighters who signed 2016 peace deal now live amid threats and assassinations

They used to fight the state and now want to be part of society – but after demobilisation, thousands of former Farc guerrillas face violence and displacement
Members of the feminist group Las Tesis participate in Chile’s national protest movement in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019. Elvis Gonzales/EPA-EFE

Crowdsourcing new constitutions: How 2 Latin American countries increased participation and empowered groups excluded from politics – podcast

People across Latin America are demanding greater political participation. Some countries, including Colombia and Chile, have responded by involving citizens in the making of their constitutions.
Chiribiquete National Natural Park and the Serranía de la Lindosa buffer zone feature many flat-topped mountains known as Tepuyes. Unesco

In a Colombian national park, pictographs and pristine nature point the way toward a more hopeful future

Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
Women compete in the 20-kilometre race walk at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2016. (Shutterstock)

How sport transformed the lives of young Colombians

A Colombian program to help disadvantaged youth used sport to help them steer clear of the dangers they faced on a daily basis, including violence, prostitution, drug addiction, vandalism and gangs.

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