Alessandro Rampietti

Alessandro Rampietti

Alessandro Rampietti is a producer and correspondent in the Andean region for Al Jazeera English.

A native Italian, he has covered the Colombian conflict, immigration in Europe, US politics, the Middle East peace process, indigenous populations and the global financial crisis.

Before his current assignment, he worked at the broadcast centre in Washington, DC, reporting on the 2008 US elections and producing a series of documentaries across the country.

Alessandro’s coverage of Haiti’s cholera crisis won an award from the New York Press club. He previously worked for national newspapers and television in Italy.

Asia Pacific

Colombia: Controversial defence minister wins no-confidence vote

Guillermo Botero has been at the centre of a political storm for weeks and is now receiving handshakes and congratulatory hugs after surviving a vote to remove him from office.

Colombia: Controversial defence minister wins no-confidence vote

Latin America

Quebrantos: Art tribute to Colombia's murdered community leaders

One of the most influential Latin American artists has created a major installation mourning murdered community leaders.

Quebrantos: Art tribute to Colombia's murdered community leaders

Latin America

Colombian police fight against coca farming

Colombia launched a large anti-narcotics operation, going after poor coca-plant farmers and drug traffickers.

Colombian police fight against coca farming

Latin America

Violence continues to displace farmers in northern Colombia

Violence displaces thousands of farmers and indigenous people in northern Colombia three years after FARC peace deal.

Violence continues to displace farmers in northern Colombia

Latin America

Venezuela's Maduro urges soldiers to fight 'traitors'

Several people died in the recent protests, hundreds were wounded and more than 200 arrested.

Venezuela's Maduro urges soldiers to fight 'traitors'

Latin America

Colombian undertaker offers free burials to Venezuelan migrants

Sonia Bermudez is a retired forensic doctor with a lifelong mission - caring for Venezuelans dying destitute in an area of northern Colombia and saving them from a communal grave.

Colombian undertaker offers free burials to Venezuelan migrants

Latin America

Camps open in Colombia for Venezuelans fleeing crisis

The UN describes Venezuela's refugee exodus as the worst crisis in Latin America. Al Jazeera met some who have fled.

Camps open in Colombia for Venezuelans fleeing crisis

Latin America

Colombia war crimes: Mass protests in support of special tribunal

Anger is growing over the Colombian president's attempts to make changes to a special tribunal set up to investigate war crimes.

Colombia war crimes: Mass protests in support of special tribunal

Latin America

Venezuelans cross into Colombia despite border closure

Desperate Venezuelans are circumventing the official entry points to flee from their country's economic and political crises.

Venezuelans cross into Colombia despite border closure

Latin America

Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid

Although shipment of food and medical supplies remains stranded in Colombia, goods continue to cross the border on a daily basis.

Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid

Latin America

Anti-Maduro protests: Venezuelans overseas support Guaido

Thousands of Venezuelans are protesting against Maduro in countries across the Americas and Europe.

Anti-Maduro protests: Venezuelans overseas support Guaido

Latin America

Venezuela's army declares loyalty to Maduro

Local NGOs say 26 people have been killed since the latest wave of protests against Maduro began 4 days ago.

Venezuela's army declares loyalty to Maduro