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.

Coronavirus pandemic

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

Red rags, T-shirts dot Colombia's impoverished areas - a sign that many need food, help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

Colombia

Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia coronavirus quarantine

Venezuelans, many of whom have lost their informal work, face especially 'dark times' under quarantine.

Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia coronavirus quarantine

Coronavirus pandemic

Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Move will push vulnerable Venezuelans to use informal border crossings, making coronavirus fight harder, experts say.

Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Colombia

China's strong push into Colombia

Chinese companies bought Colombian gold mines - and are building Bogota's new metro system and much more.

China's strong push into Colombia

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