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.
The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is reaching an all new level of severity. International ties between Venezuela and foreign actors have never been more complicated.
Latin America and the Caribbean is considered to be the most violent region in the world. Despite widespread gains in education, poverty reduction, and living standards, Latin American countries continue to have disproportionately high rates of violent crime. Some may find this puzzling, since many of these countries have particularly powerful military and police forces. This then raises the question: Why haven't new policing strategies in the region had any impact? Is Latin America in a 'Security Trap'?