Manuel Rueda is a freelance journalist based in Bogota, Colombia where he has been living for the past five years. Manuel has covered the peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC rebels, Venezuela's political crisis and how Colombia is adapting to the arrival of more than one million Venezuelan migrants. He is a dual citizen of Colombia and Venezuela and always ready to travel. Last year he also produced stories in Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
Colombia has taken in 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees since 2015 with a flexible stance toward migration, but some Venezuelans say that Colombians target them with xenophobic slurs and insults on the streets.
Health & Medicine
The USNS Comfort served thousands of desperate Venezuelan refugees in Colombia who’ve fled their country’s life-threatening food and medical scarcities. The ship anchored off Riohacha, Colombia as part of a three-month, four-nation Latin American tour, helping with everything from hernia operations to eye cataract removals.
An estimated 40 buildings collapsed in Tuesday's earthquake, but hundreds more sustained serious damage, leading many residents to evacuate.
This week, we may have caught a glimpse of what a Trump-style mass deportation could look like from an unexpected source: Venezuela.
Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.
President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader
There's range of reaction throughout Latin America to today's news that Fidel Castro has resigned; we hear from The World's Lorne Matalon in Mexico, reporter Manuel Rueda in Colombia, and the BBC's James Ingham in Venezuela.
Manuel Rueda reports from Colombia on the creator of a "facebook" group that succeeded in getting thousands of people around the world to march in protest against the Colombian rebel group FARC.