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

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?

Latin America

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

Latin America

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

Latin America

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

Latin America

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

Latin America

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

Latin America

Colombia: Right-wing parties opposed to FARC deal lead vote

Results show a resurgence of right-wing parties opposed to the peace deal that allowed former FARC rebels to legally participate in politics, putting at risk the implementation of the already fragile agreement.

Colombia: Right-wing parties opposed to FARC deal lead vote

FARC

Former FARC rebels make debuts in Colombian elections

After more than 50 years of fighting, former FARC rebels are running for office, but are facing violence and intimidation and are struggling to reach outside their traditional base.

Former FARC rebels make debuts in Colombian elections

Latin America

Vinyl collectors gather in Colombia

Thousands of people gather each year in the city of Cali to celebrate the old school vinyl record, and revel in the region's unique sounds.

Vinyl collectors gather in Colombia

Latin America

Colombia: Ex-rebels' launch of TV network stumbles

'New Colombia News' aims to offer a different post-conflict alternative to traditional media.

Colombia: Ex-rebels' launch of TV network stumbles

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