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Colombia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Colombia. According to Freedom House, democracy is "marred by vote buying, murky campaign-finance practices, and intimidation in some areas". A peace deal ending the FARC organizations decades long civil war hopefully prefaces a reduction in political violence. Also check out our section on World Democracy and the Americas.
Could Democracy Backslide in Colombia?
After decades of civil war, Columbia’s democracy has improved much. But it is still important to consider if its democracy could backslide.
In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy
Despite being afflicted by authoritarian inclinations, Chile and Columbia represent a steady comeback to democracy in Latin America.
Colombia’s Democracy Under Threat
Democracy in Colombia co-exists with a history of violence and serious human rights abuses that threaten its very foundations.
Worry Over Safety Of Press Covering Colombia Demonstrations
Protests in Colombia started April 28, 2021, over a tax reform. As they persist, security forces have resorted to violent repression.
Colombian Journalist Convicted After Exposing Corruption
Colombia’s Supreme Court has upheld a defamation conviction against journalist Vicky Dávila Hoyos and the media outlet RCN.
Criminal Groups Increasingly Target Colombian Social Leaders
Illegally-armed groups and criminal organizations in Colombia are determined to drive out State institutions.
El Testigo: Colombia’s FARC revive dream of bringing down democracy?
Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October’s local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants.
How to save Venezuela: three key strategies for democracy and growth to combine with return to legitimate government
On how to save venezuela, Andres Velasco has argued that “the international community [must] provide support in at least three key areas.
‘Cowardly Attack’ Exposes Colombia Activists in Firing Line
Attack against leading and award-winning Colombian environmentalist, Francia Marquez, has put the spotlight on the dangers facing campaigners in a country.