Persistent discrimination has hampered healing for LGBT victims targeted during Colombia’s half-century internal conflict, writes Sarah Hayley Barrett. LGBT people, who now have the right to marry and adopt in Colombia, are struggling to secure their share of reparations.

Colombia’s largest family planning provider, Profamilia, chose not to comply with President Trump’s expansion of the “global gag rule” in January, forfeiting $1.2 million in USAID funds that would have gone toward services in conflict-ridden areas of the country. The…

Malnutrition, thirst, and hunger are severe problems in Colombia’s La Guajira province. Between 2009 and 2013, malnutrition killed 278 children, according to Colombia's national statistics agency, a shocking 99% of them from the country's largest indigenous tribe, the Wayuu…

A devastating drought in Colombia’s La Guajira province has brought hunger, malnutrition and illness to the Wayúu, the country’s most populous indigenous nation. The Colombian government points to weather patterns and climate change, while critics are blasting the mining…

US-based abortion protest groups, such as 40 Days for Life, have brought their movement to Colombia, where abortions are only allowed under very limited circumstances threatening the life of the mother or baby, or in cases involving rape or incest. While Colombia’s…

Amid a backdrop of tension between Venezuela and Colombia—and Venezuela’s economic crisis—Zika is adding to the friction. While Colombia reports more than 37,000 cases, it suspects that Venezuela’s report of fewer than 5,000 is too low. And with shortages of medicine and…

In Turbo, a town of 60,000 on Colombia’s north coast, doctors would see perhaps one case per year of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In the past 6 weeks, they have diagnosed 5 severe cases, including 3 deaths. While global attention on the exploding Zika virus has focused on the…

In 2007, following the deaths of 2 newborn girls from FGM-related complications, many in Colombia’s Embera community were stunned to learn that the group’s midwives had long carried out the practice, frequently in secret. An education campaign for midwives and other women…

Mounting evidence and international pressure from the likes of the EPA and WHO have convinced Colombia’s Narcotics Council to stop fumigating farmers’ fields with the toxic herbicide glyphosate—an ineffective effort to eradicate illicit crops like coca plants. The bad news…