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.

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Colombia's cannabis users light up in protest against crackdown

Critics questions whether President Duque's decree banning personal drug possession will any effect on criminal organisations, production or trafficking.

Colombia's cannabis users light up in protest against crackdown

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Colombia protests: Anger over education funding

Colombian students lead nation-wide protest over higher-education budget cuts.

Colombia protests: Anger over education funding

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Colombia plans to clear informal Venezuelan camp in Bogota

Bogota is struggling to cope with the sudden influx of Venezuelans fleeing the crisis across the border.

Colombia plans to clear informal Venezuelan camp in Bogota

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Colombia's coffee workers despair over low wage

Coffee producers are calling on leading high-street companies like Starbucks and Nestle to subsidise farmers who are struggling.

Colombia's coffee workers despair over low wage

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OAS chief says 'military action not ruled out' in Venezuela

Luis Almagro says the only way to end the flow of refugees and migrants that is overwhelming resources in Colombia is to restore democracy to Venezuela and that the use of military force is an option.

OAS chief says 'military action not ruled out' in Venezuela

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Venezuela exodus threatens to spiral out of control

Neighbouring governments are trying to make it harder for Venezuelan migrants to stay or even enter their countries, but despite their efforts the exodus keeps accelerating.

Venezuela exodus threatens to spiral out of control

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Colombia: Can leftist Gustavo Petro become president?

Petro promises to defy Colombia's historical and political aversion to left-wing politics.

Colombia: Can leftist Gustavo Petro become president?

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Colombia dam: Residents say government ignored repeated warnings

Residents of the 12 villages threatened by a possible dam collapse are angry because their repeated warnings to the government about the project were ignored.

Colombia dam: Residents say government ignored repeated warnings

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Colombia dam warning: More residents may have to evacuate

A giant hydroelectric project that is under construction upriver is threatened by a possible wall collapse.

Colombia dam warning: More residents may have to evacuate

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Colombia evacuates thousands amid fears dam may burst

The Hidroituango dam on the river Cauca was in the final stages of construction when a blocked tunnel was cleared, causing flooding downstream that swept through a riverside village.

Colombia evacuates thousands amid fears dam may burst

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War crimes tribunal investigating Colombia's war atrocities

The tribunal’s president says the goal is to obtain some sense of justice, even if the crimes were greater than any penalty to be imposed.

War crimes tribunal investigating Colombia's war atrocities

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Colombia begins to register Venezuelan migrants

Bogota has promised that the census is not to deport the Venezuelans back to their crisis-stricken country of origin, but to better design policies to assist them.

Colombia begins to register Venezuelan migrants