Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Documenting Colombia's child soldiers
By  • 3 December 2018
"Sometimes it's with gifts, they lure children with gifts." Photojournalist Juan Arredondo was on assignment with the Red Cross in Colombia in 2014 covering the government's long-running conflict with rebels from the FARC and the…
Colombia's uncertain future
By  • 30 October 2016
"I don't think Colombia is by nature a violent country and that we want to keep on killing each other." For more than a half century Colombia's government has battled leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed…
Reviving Colombia's peace process
By  • 27 October 2016
Colombia's government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace Prize for…
Colombia rebel group releases kidnapped journalists
By  • 3 June 2016
Three journalists abducted by Colombia's second largest rebel group were freed May 27. Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez, from the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and Colombia’s El Tiempo, went missing May 21 while covering a story on…
Colombia's deal with the FARC
By  • 15 October 2015
For 50 years Marxist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, have battled that country’s government in Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. During that time, more than 200,000 people have been…
An explainer: Colombia's armed groups
By , , • 15 October 2015
As a peace deal with the FARC nears, pressure is rising on other armed groups Colombia has suffered decades of civil conflicts, claiming more than 220,000 lives since the 1960s. Drug-fueled violence has forced more…
Colombian journalists fear paramilitary 'blacklists'
By  • 15 December 2014
Colombian journalists met on Dec. 11 in the capital city of Bogota to publicize threats they have received from a right-wing paramilitary group called Bloque Capital - Águilas Negras [Capital Block - Black Eagles]. The…
Reporter who met Colombia's FARC reflects
By  • 17 June 2014
Spanish journalist David Beriáin is one of the few reporters to interview a leader of the FARC on the Colombian guerrilla movement's own turf. In 2008, tensions between the Colombian government and Marxist guerrillas from…
Ex-hostage Betancourt struggles to forgive
By  • 19 May 2014
Six years after being rescued from her captors, a former Colombian presidential candidate seeks solace in religion After she was caught during her fourth escape attempt, Ingrid Betancourt was beaten and led by a chain…
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