Inside the violent battle on the Colombia-Venezuela border (VICE News)

Venezuela opposition forces clashed with President Nicolás Maduro's security forces as they tried to push so-dubbed "humanitarian aid" across the country's border with Colombia. But the outbreak left trucks of food and medicine smoldering, hundreds of people injured and, on the Brazil border, four dead.

Meet the Women Who Detonate Land Mines in Colombia’s Former War Zones (Teen Vogue)

The jungles of Caquetá, Colombia were once home to a half-century of war between the military and FARC guerrillas. The conflict left behind millions of victims and landmines that terrorize locals to this day. Now, as the country clings to a slipping peace, young local women and victims play a crucial part in a initiative to liberate those war zones of the mines.

Hospitals are turning into 'cemeteries for migrants' on Colombia-Venezuela border (Public Radio International)

Hospital in the Venezuela border city of Maicao, Colombia are facing collapse as they take on their neighbor country's expanding health crisis. Maternal and infant mortalities, syphilis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and infectious diseases like measles and malaria have skyrocketed. And directors say they're remarkably unprepared for what comes next. (Broadcast by NPR, BBC).

Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now (Foreign Policy)

For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way. And while other Latin American countries have seen a wave of xenophobia, Colombia has comparatively maintained solidarity with their "Venezuelan brothers."

For Indigenous and Afro-Colombians, Carnaval Is More Than a Party (VICE; Photo Essay)

Every March, Barranquilla, Colombia transforms into an explosion of dance, colors and music for it's Carnaval celebration, the second biggest in the world. But for the country's indigenous and Afro-Colombian populations – groups facing mass-violence, displacement and stigmatization – the Carnaval has become something more significant.

National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension (USA Today)

Tear gas, rubber bullets and fire bombs from Venezuela’s National Guard rained down on activists on the Colombia-Venezuela border as the opposition tried to execute a high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid, a point of hope for millions of Venezuelans trapped in the heart of a humanitarian crisis.

Across Latin America, Venezuelans Reel From a Crisis That Has No End in Sight (World Politics Review; Longform/Podcast)

When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took the stage in early 2019, he brought with him hope that the hyperinflation, starvation and crisis plaguing his country would be brought to a swift end. But as the crisis enters a more volatile phase, the only certainty, it seems, is that genuine relief for the country’s citizens is a long way off.

Do Venezuelans Actually Want U.S. Help? (New Republic)

The United States has a long and bloody history of interventions in Latin American countries, some of which are still affected today. As the Trump administration hints at the idea of intervention in Venezuela, it's receiving a powerful reaction by both international leaders and Venezuelans alike.

Food, medical supplies sitting on the Colombia-Venezuela border bring hope to migrants (USA Today)

Trucks brimming with food, medical supplies and hygiene kits from the United States rolled up to the Colombia-Venezuela border, offering the Venezuelan people a teetering new hope for their spiraling country. But 27-year-old Ricardo Toreabo was one of the tens of thousands of migrants still streaming in the other direction.

Colombia's Displaced People Find Home by Transforming What's Discarded (Sojourners)

It was 32 years ago that guerillas and armed forces rolled into the Elsy Torreglosa Gallego’s small Colombian town and violence erupted. Torreglosa, one of the South American country's 7.5 million displaced, fled to Moravia, the place for what Colombia discarded.

Passage Prevented: Trump’s border wall threatens delicate wildlife habitat (Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting)

President Trump's long-touted campaign promise of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would ravage one of the the biodiverse regions of North America and cut off the migration patterns of dwindling and endangered species in both countries. | Featured by HuffPost

‘Should I be planning for the worst?’: Uncertainty looms as DREAMers fight for justice (ThinkProgress)

Maria Socorro Leon Pena, a 20-year-old 'Dreamer' from Mexico, grew up in the shadows until the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowed her to work and support her undocumented family in Arizona. When the Trump administration called for the end of DACA in 2017, Pena journeyed across the United States to tell her story to Congress.

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