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 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

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

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