Thousands march in Colombia to defend peace agreement with FARC

Under the slogan “respect for the agreements”, thousands of demonstrators demand that the Colombian government fully implement the peace pact with the former FARC guerrilla, in the face of its controversial intention to modify a part of the text.

Protest against Duque’s reforms of peace agreement with FARC

Thousands protest in Bogota to demand the Colombian government to fully implement the peace agreement with the ex-guerrilla FARC, against the controversial intention to modify part of the text. IMAGES

Colombians protest to demand respect for peace agreements

Protesters gather in Bogota to defend the historic peace pact between Colombia and the FARC rebel group after negotiators warned the United Nations that President Ivan Duque’s government aims to “seriously damage” the accord. IMAGES

Why Colombia’s Cocaine Industry Is Thriving | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

In Colombia, cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique experiment to try to end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult. Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.

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A New Leaf & Quantum Supremacy (Trailer) | VICE on HBO

This week on VICE on HBO, we’re taking a look at cocaine in Colombia and the rise of quantum computing.

In Colombia, cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique experiment to try to end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult. Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.

And then….

Computer giants are racing to build the first quantum computer, a device with millions of times more processing strength than all the computers currently on Earth combined. This technology will harness the unusual laws of quantum mechanics to bring unimaginable advances in fields like materials science and medicine, but could also pose the greatest threat to cybersecurity yet. Taylor Wilson meets the scientists at the cutting edge of this new age of computing.

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Colombia’s new leader plans changes to FARC peace deal

Colombia’s new President Ivan Duque takes office, succeeding Juan Manuel Santos, and could work to undo the deal his predecessor reached with leftist FARC guerrillas to end a half-century of conflict.

Colombia unveils peace monument with floor of melted rifles

Colombia unveils a monument to peace called “Fragments” by contemporary artist Doris Salcedo, who built it with weapons collected from the former FARC guerrilla group, including a tiled floor made of melted rifles.

FARC peace deal at risk as Duque wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque celebrates winning Colombia’s presidential election after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.

Voting begins in Colombia’s presidential run-off

Polls open in Colombia for the presidential run-off election pitting conservative front-runner Ivan Duque against leftist former Bogota mayor and ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, the first since a peace deal with FARC rebels was signed.

Voting begins in Colombia’s presidential run-off

Polls open in Colombia for the presidential run-off election pitting conservative front-runner Ivan Duque against leftist former Bogota mayor and ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, the first since a peace deal with FARC rebels was signed. IMAGES