David González M.

The Story of 19: Protest Leader Faces Life Sentence in Colombia

Latino Rebels speaks with Lorena González, mother of Sergio Pastor, 31, who is known as “19” for the code of the neighborhood where he grew up, Ciudad Bolívar, and who is currently facing life imprisonment in Colombia for his participation in last year’s National Strike.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • 5:57 PM

Colombia Is Facing an Unprecedented Presidential Election

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The final round of Colombia’s presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 and the clear winner is still difficult to determine. The latest polls predict a statistical tie between two candidates who embody different ideologies but still promise change.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 3:45 PM

‘Resisto, Luego Existo’: In Colombia, Resistance Becomes Life

The people of Colombia are resisting the country’s recent slide into violence and the stigma of recalling past violence, summed up by an exhibition launched by the Historical Memory District Center whose central message is: “Resisto, luego existo” (I resist, therefore I exist).

  • Apr 8, 2022
  • 3:00 PM

Black Feminism in Latin America

A talk with Brazilian Black feminist philosopher Djamila Ribeiro at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • 1:08 PM

The Slow Death of Colombia’s Fragile Peace

In the first week of the year, nearly 30 people were murdered in the eastern Colombian border town of Arauca in less than 24 hours. Colombia is experiencing a new spiral of violence, and experts say that responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of President Iván Duque, a firm ally of the United States.

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

Persistent Murders of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

In Colombia, news of violence is not news anymore. However, there is a growing phenomenon that has not been reported before: It is now three times more dangerous to be a Venezuelan migrant than a Colombian citizen. 

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 1:39 PM

The Nightmare of Migrants Crossing the Darién Jungle

Reporter David González M. follows one Haitian migrant, his family, and others from as far away as Pakistan as they prepare to make the deadly journey through the Colombia-Panama border region.

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 4:23 PM

Where Are the Missing Protesters in Colombia?

One of them was Duván Felipe Barros.

  • Jul 26, 2021
  • 5:59 PM

From the First Line of Colombian Youth Protesting the Government of Iván Duque

“People are on the streets because they realize what is happening, what is killing them right in their faces,” Marco explains.

  • May 28, 2021
  • 4:36 PM

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