Around 4.2 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela have left their country seeking asylum. They are fleeing from a crisis characterized by violence, human rights violations, corruption, hyperinflation, and poverty. Unlike other refugee crises, the one in Venezuela is not due to conventional war or conflict, yet the conditions people face are not too different from those in an active war zone. Despite the massive scale of displacement, the humanitarian crisis remains highly underfunded, and the international community is not giving it the attention it needs to ensure the protection and security of these refugees.
Colombia y sus ciudadanos han sufrido por la violencia de los grupos guerrilleros por más de media década. Recientemente, los grupos guerrilleros restantes están perdiendo miembros rápidamente debido a la desmovilización.
On November 29, 2019, five indigenous leaders in what is arguably Colombia’s most dangerous department, Cauca, were killed in the small town of Tacueyo in a massacre led by reemerging dissident rebels.
Latin America has become a predominantly Catholic region since early Spanish and Portuguese Colonizers arrived in the western hemisphere in the 15th and 16th centuries.
In 2016, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) signed a controversial yet promising peace deal with Colombian President at the time, Juan Manuel Santos.
In October of 2018, Colombian university students went on strike to protest the lack of federal funding for public universities that have pushed numerous universities in the nation to the point of bankruptcy.