Comuna 13

Walking tour opens in Medellin’s former ‘most dangerous neighborhood’
Posted by Matthew Sterne on Sep 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Walking tour opens in Medellin’s former ‘most dangerous neighborhood’

A new walking tour has opened in the Comuna 13, formerly Medellin’s “most dangerous neighborhood.”

Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests
Posted by Nicolas Bedoya on Jul 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Film festival in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighborhoods ‘crowdsourcing’ international guests

A troubled neighborhood in Colombia’s second biggest city of Medellin is set to hold their 4th annual film festival, aiming to tell stories that give more nuance – and hope-  Full Article »

Family of 4 assassinated at home in Medellin
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Family of 4 assassinated at home in Medellin

Unknown armed men have massacred a family of four in the troubled western slums of Colombia’s second largest city Medellin.

Posted by Johnny Crisp on Jun 11, 2013 Leave a comment

How art helps Medellin’s embattled Comuna 13 define itself

Medellin’s Comuna 13 — one of the urban districts most affected by Colombia’s ongoing conflict — is far from trying to bury its violent history. Instead, residents are determined to  Full Article »

Gangs order Medellin residents to leave within 48 hours
Posted by Hannah Mead on May 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Gangs order Medellin residents to leave within 48 hours

Unidentified armed men on Sunday ordered at least 30 families in western Medellin to leave their homes within 48 hours, local media reported.

Posted by Johnny Crisp on Mar 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Suspected killers of Medellin children arrested

Eight people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder and dismembering of two 11-year-old children in Medellin’s Comuna 13 in February. In a combined effort from the national  Full Article »

Posted by Charles Parkinson on Feb 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Children dismembered, parents threatened: a week in Medellin’s Comuna 13

Even by the standards of Comuna 13, one of Medellin’s most embattled districts, the violence seen in the past week has been shocking. On February 16, two 11-year-old boys were  Full Article »

Posted by Narayan Buckley on Jan 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Cali gang violence fueled by teenagers: Report

The number of active gangs in Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, has risen by an astonishing 1,300% since 1992, as the endless supply of minors that serve as the gangs’  Full Article »

Posted by Jacob Stringer on Jan 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Criminal gangs dismantling displaced peoples’ homes

Medellin gangs have reportedly devastated homes abandoned by people the criminals themselves displaced. According to local media, 17 homes in the San Javier district of Medellin were recently dismantled by  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Medellin gangs kill 2nd rapper within 2 weeks

Gangs from the west of Medellin on Friday killed a rapper, two weeks after the assassination of another singer and the displacement of some 60 hip hop artists over death  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Dozens of Medellin musicians flee city after death threats

Sixty Medellin musicians are trying to return to their city after the recent murder of a rapper and subsequent death threats forced them to flee. The members of the groups  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Statement on the security situation of youth and cultural organizations in Medellin’s Comuna 13

Facing information about a supposed massive displacement of youth from the Comuna 13 last week that was made public in the media, social, community and human rights organizations, together with  Full Article »

Posted by Caitlin Trent on Nov 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Chicago ‘Interrupters’ eager to cure violence in Colombia

Cure Violence, a Chicago-based organization that has strategically reduced violence in some of the more violent areas in the U.S, have Colombia on their list of potential international partners. The  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Oct 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Letter from residents of Medellin’s Comuna 13

While Medellin mayor Anibal Gaviria prefers to come up with any number showing a declining murder rate and ignores ongoing forced disappearances and an increasing number of cases of forced  Full Article »

Posted by Rob Edmond on Oct 30, 2012 Leave a comment

YMCA volunteer assassinated in Medellin

A Medellin volunteer of the YMCA has been assassinated in his home, the international youth organization announced Tuesday. The YMCA volunteer and rapper “El Duke,” a member of the hip  Full Article »

Posted by Courtney Scott on Oct 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Victims of Medellin’s Comuna 13 looking for justice: Lawyer

Past military operations in the Comuna 13 of Colombia’s second city Medellin have constituted grave violations of human rights and must be investigated, a local NGO said Monday. “As representatives  Full Article »