Religion and Catholicism in Latin America – A conversation with a Jesuit priest

Father John Jairo Montoya Rivera, SJ is a second year student from Colombia in the Master’s of Latin American Studies program. He has served as a Jesuit priest for twenty years after leaving his job as a lawyer. Before coming to Georgetown, he worked as the country director of the Jesuit Refugee Service to support … More Religion and Catholicism in Latin America – A conversation with a Jesuit priest

Conversando con Iván Márquez: el proceso de paz y reconciliación en Colombia

“Por eso a las Farc hay que darles garantías, la garantía de seguridad que piden. Esa misma que irónicamente nos quitaron a muchos colombianos. La misma que no tuvieron los miembros de la Unión Patriótica, en su gran mayoría asesinados. No es un tema de impunidad versus justicia. No es un tema de X años de cárceles versus cero, como alguien me dijo. Ni cien años de cárcel van a ser suficientes para sanar las heridas tan profundas que este conflicto de más de 50 años ha dejado en el país…” … More Conversando con Iván Márquez: el proceso de paz y reconciliación en Colombia

Digging for Trouble: Conflict and Mining in Rural Colombia

There is very little that compares to the thrill of riding a motorcycle through the Colombian countryside. I was a bit apprehensive when our host, Juan Camilo, first invited me to hop onto his motorbike and give me a lift to the community assembly meeting I was attending that morning. But this was maybe the … More Digging for Trouble: Conflict and Mining in Rural Colombia