Steven Grattan

Steven Grattan

Steven Grattan is a freelance journalist from Northern Ireland who has been based in Bogota, Colombia, since 2013. He has covered Colombian elections, Venezuelan migration, general news and politics and has a particular interest in human rights and LGBTQ stories.

Colombia

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted 'victim status'

Colombia court says woman, recruited by FARC as a minor and forced to have an abortion, must be added Victims' Registry.

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted 'victim status'

Latin America

'We'll continue until Duque listens': Colombians hold 3rd strike

Tens of thousands march in Bogota against President Ivan Duque as anti-government protests marks second week.

'We'll continue until Duque listens': Colombians hold 3rd strike

Ivan Duque

'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia

Anti-government demonstrations continue as protesters commemorate the death of a teenager killed by a police projectile

'Enough is enough': Protests continue into 7th day in Colombia

Latin America

Colombia protests: What prompted them and where are they headed?

Discontent over inequality, education, Duque's slow implementation of the 2016 peace deal has been simmering for months.

Colombia protests: What prompted them and where are they headed?

Latin America

Bojaya massacre: After 17 years, victims' remains returned

More than 70 sheltering in a church were killed in western Colombia in 2002. Only now will they be given proper burials.

Bojaya massacre: After 17 years, victims' remains returned

Latin America

'What you see is what you get': Bogota elects first woman mayor

Left-wing Claudia Lopez is known for her straight-talking approach and commitment to fighting corruption.

'What you see is what you get': Bogota elects first woman mayor

Latin America

Colombians vote in first local elections since 2016 peace deal

The lead up to the elections has been marred by violence, with at least seven candidates killed and others attacked.

Colombians vote in first local elections since 2016 peace deal

Latin America

Colombia elections: Candidates face spate of violence

Seven candidates have been killed and more than 60 others have been attacked in the lead up to the October 27 election.

Colombia elections: Candidates face spate of violence

Latin America

Ex-Colombian President Uribe to testify in fraud case

Alvaro Uribe will appear before a judge in closed session in a landmark case that could lead to formal criminal charges.

Ex-Colombian President Uribe to testify in fraud case

Environment

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

Indigenous leaders and analysts remain cautiously optimistic about pact, saying it is thin on details and directives.

Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

FARC

Colombia's Duque seeks arrest of rearmed ex-FARC leaders

Duque announces offensive to find ex-FARC leaders, who said they're rearming in a 'new phase of the armed struggle'.

Colombia's Duque seeks arrest of rearmed ex-FARC leaders

Latin America

Colombians march to protest against killing of activists

Thousands take to streets in cities across Colombia demanding government action over the killing of social leaders.

Colombians march to protest against killing of activists