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.

Colombia

HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Latin America

Colombia's deaf devise new way to discuss peace deal

Colombia's deaf community has devised a new way to communicate their thoughts on the peace deal between government and FARC rebels, who have formed their own legitimate political party.

Colombia's deaf devise new way to discuss peace deal

Latin America

UN and Colombia sign anti-cocaine pact

The United Nations and Colombia have signed an agreement aimed at disrupting the country's cocaine trade.

UN and Colombia sign anti-cocaine pact

Politics

Deadly clashes as Colombia destroys coca crops

Drug traffickers and armed gangs oppose the initiative, and at least seven people have died in a recent clashes over it. Many others were injured by land mines laid by gangs to scare people away from destroying coca plants.

Deadly clashes as Colombia destroys coca crops

Human Rights

Colombia sacks police officers who shot protesters

4 police officers in Colombia have been sacked in connection with the killing of at least six protesting farm workers.

Colombia sacks police officers who shot protesters

Latin America

Colombia suffers divisions despite 2016 Nobel Peace Prize win

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize award that went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was seen as a boost to government efforts to strike a deal with left-wing rebels.

Colombia suffers divisions despite 2016 Nobel Peace Prize win

Latin America

Colombia: Surge in cocaine production despite government efforts

As US officials express concern over a record surge in cocaine production in Colombia, the South American country says it has a plan to reduce the farming of coca for good.

Colombia: Surge in cocaine production despite government efforts

Latin America

For some Colombians, Pope's visit highlights political divisions

Pope Francis is on a six-day tour of Colombia. His third stop is the city of Medellin, where much of the opposition to the peace process is focused. There, the pope plans to give his message of reconciliation in a deeply divided country.

For some Colombians, Pope's visit highlights political divisions

Latin America

Pope Francis urges Colombia to stick to peace after FARC deal

Pope Francis has celebrated mass in front of tens of thousands of Colombians, urging the country to put behind it the recently ended conflict between the government and the former rebel group FARC.

Pope Francis urges Colombia to stick to peace after FARC deal

Politics

Venezuela crisis: Students seek refugee status

Students in Venezuela have been at the centre of the civil unrest in the country.

Venezuela crisis: Students seek refugee status

Venezuela

Venezuela: Students fearing persecution flee to Colombia

More than three months of civil unrest in Venezuela has left over 90 people dead.

Venezuela: Students fearing persecution flee to Colombia

Latin America

Colombia's FARC rebels complete disarmament process

Colombia's FARC rebels have finished handing over their weapons, bringing an end to Latin America's longest-running civil war.

Colombia's FARC rebels complete disarmament process