David González M.
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.
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).
A talk with Brazilian Black feminist philosopher Djamila Ribeiro at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
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.
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.
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.
“People are on the streets because they realize what is happening, what is killing them right in their faces,” Marco explains.