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.

Latin America

'It's becoming impossible': Venezuelans flee as crisis deepens

Number of Venezuelans fleeing over the border into Colombia to escape a humanitarian crisis at home is rising at an alarming rate.

'It's becoming impossible': Venezuelans flee as crisis deepens

Politics

Venezuelans flee to Colombia amid crisis at home

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his country needs international help to cope with a humanitarian crisis after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.

Venezuelans flee to Colombia amid crisis at home

Latin America

Colombia tightens borders as Venezuela crisis worsens

Colombia's new border controls are making it more difficult for Venezuelans to flee the misery in their country in search of a better life.

Colombia tightens borders as Venezuela crisis worsens

Costa Rica

Costa Rica election: Same-sex marriage debate dominates campaign

The same-sex marriage debate has rocked the predominantly Catholic state's presidential election.

Costa Rica election: Same-sex marriage debate dominates campaign

Latin America

Venezuela crisis fuels crime wave in Colombia

The collapse in Venezuela's currency has made cross-border smuggling a lucrative business for criminal gangs in Colombia.

Venezuela crisis fuels crime wave in Colombia

Latin America

Colombia suspends talks with ELN rebels over bomb attacks

The bombings likely reflect divisions in the ELN leadership, but with the public already opposed to the talks, the attacks have ended negotiations for the foreseeable future.

Colombia suspends talks with ELN rebels over bomb attacks

Colombia

Colombia: FARC vows to fight poverty in 2018 campaign

Rebels handed in their weapons, but must overcome the distrust of the public, which rejected the peace deal in a referendum and remains angry at FARC's history of violence and kidnapping.

Colombia: FARC vows to fight poverty in 2018 campaign

Latin America

Venezuelan refugees in Colombia face deportation threat

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, more of its citizens are fleeing a country that once served as a haven for economic migrants and political refugees.

Venezuelan refugees in Colombia face deportation threat

Arts & Culture

Thousands of Colombians salsa danced on Christmas day

Cali, Colombia, self-styled World Salsa Capital, held a huge salsa dancing parade for Christmas day.

Thousands of Colombians salsa danced on Christmas day

Latin America

Colombian 'Black Friday' sellers face fierce competition

Every Christmas season, Colombia witnesses a tropical version of Black Friday. This time around there has been increasing tension as Colombian vendors face a difficult economic environment and new competition from recently arrived Chinese dealers.

Colombian 'Black Friday' sellers face fierce competition

Colombia

Colombia's Gulf Clan calls for peace

Colombia's most powerful criminal gang has declared a unilateral ceasefire.

Colombia's Gulf Clan calls for peace

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