Deforestation and violence aimed at those protecting the environment have increased in the post-conflict period following the 2016 permanent ceasefire agreement in Colombia. Photo: Katie Rodriguez / Unsplash
Of: Eleonora Moen
Deforestation is harmful in tropical areas, and most of the tropical regions of the world are located in conflict-ridden countries. Thus there is an often unexplored relationship between deforestation and conflict zones. In the case of Colombia, the peace process has led to an increase in deforestation, as well as an increase in violence on those who aim to protect the environment.
June 23, 2021, Long read, Magazine
Uncertainty surrounds the implementation of Colombia's peace agreement following the election of the new government.
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Of: Aarne Hakomäki
In 2016 the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a historic peace agreement. Over four years later the peace stands on uncertain ground, as new political leaders fail to embrace it.
June 22, 2021, Long read, Magazine
Mayans in Guatemala continue to deal with discrimination 24 years after a violent civil war.
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Of: Alice Antoniou
Guatemala continues to face challenges remaining from the Guatemalan Civil War, including high levels of poverty and inequality. Anne Kraemer, Executive Director of Wuqu 'Kawoq, shares how this manifests in the Mayan people's difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare services.
June 22, 2021, Interview, Magazine