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In Latin America, Pence Aims to Soften ‘America First’ Message
The Trump administration’s first major effort to mend fences with a region rattled by President Trump did little to assuage fears.
An Artist’s Childhood, Etched in Trauma and Abandonment
In her epistolary memoir, “The Book of Emma Reyes,” the Colombian painter recounts her childhood in Bogotá, made vivid by the horrors of the workhouse.
Living on the World’s Most Crowded Island
Santa Cruz del Islote has gone from being uninhabited to perhaps the densest island in the world. With no police — or any of the usual municipal services — its residents manage to live harmoniously. In short, it’s a metaphor for what could be.
South America’s Street Art Mecca
Join a graffiti tour on a trip through Bogotá, where the form has evolved into a mixture of social commentary, cultural expression and art.
How to Keep the FARC Guerrillas Out of the Fight
Successful reintegration of former fighters can offer lessons for the world on how to manage post-conflict challenges and achieve peace.
After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace
The FARC rebels have disarmed and joined the government to wean farmers off illicit crops. But in poor villages, the lure of drug money is still strong.
Colombian Anticorruption Official Is Arrested in U.S. Bribery Case
The director of Colombia’s anticorruption unit was arrested in his country’s capital after D.E.A. agents in Miami recorded him at meetings where bribes were discussed.
‘Goodbye, Weapons!’ FARC Disarmament in Colombia Signals New Era
Gathered in rural camps, fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group have handed in weapons to United Nations inspectors and await civilian life after decades of conflict.
Tourist Ferry Capsizes in Colombia, Killing at Least 9
The boat, which sank on a reservoir near Medellin, appeared to be overloaded, and no one was wearing a life vest, survivors said.
Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible
For “Invisibles” Andres Millan spent two years traveling and photographing people whose mental health issues or physical limitations kept them at home. He could relate, since he had once been in their shoes.
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