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

Colombian protesters prepare for a third national strike

Despite inconveniences, polls say 55 percent of Colombians support strike, though they would also like to see a return to normality.

Colombian protesters prepare for a third national strike

Latin America

Colombia set for largest national strike in years

Riot police and soldiers have been deployed and border crossings are closed to prevent foreigners from joining anti-government protests.

Colombia set for largest national strike in years

Latin America

Victims of Bojaya massacre laid to rest 17 years later

Survivors of Colombia's Bojaya massacre are warning violence is returning once again.

Victims of Bojaya massacre laid to rest 17 years later

Latin America

Colombia's indigenous risk lives to remove illegal drug crops

Move risks increasing violence after officials say indigenous leaders have been murdered by armed groups profiting from drug trafficking.

Colombia's indigenous risk lives to remove illegal drug crops

Latin America

Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders

It is believed a dissident faction of the now-demobilised FARC is responsible for the deaths of 10 people.

Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders

Latin America

Colombia local elections: Voters head to polls on Sunday

Colombia is to hold its first local elections since the signing of a peace deal with FARC rebels three years ago.

Colombia local elections: Voters head to polls on Sunday

Latin America

Brazil reforms pensions 'to boost economy'

The move raises the minimum retirement age by nine years and increases workers' contributions.

Brazil reforms pensions 'to boost economy'

Latin America

Colombia protests: Students want better funding for universities

Police clamp down on the sixth rally organised over alleged government mishandling of funds.

Colombia protests: Students want better funding for universities

Latin America

Former Colombian president faces bribery charges

Since President Alvaro Uribe left office, he has remained popular and divisive.

Former Colombian president faces bribery charges

Colombia

The photographer who exposed Colombia's invisible war

Jesus Abad wins Latin America's top journalism prize after spending years documenting violence in his homeland.

The photographer who exposed Colombia's invisible war

Latin America

Colombia FARC: Most former fighters still committed to peace deal

This is despite announcement by FARC's former second-in-command that he and others would take up arms again.

Colombia FARC: Most former fighters still committed to peace deal

Latin America

Venezuela-Colombia border: Armed groups abuse migrants

Report says many crimes go unpunished and accuses the government of not meeting its obligations to protect civilians.

Venezuela-Colombia border: Armed groups abuse migrants