Colombia
Colombian court orders detention of ex-president Álvaro Uribe Velez

Social movements and human rights organizations across Colombia hailed the decision of the Supreme Court. Álvaro Uribe Vélez is being investigated in a case related to witness manipulation and fraud

Genocide of Colombia’s social leaders continues unabated

According to a report prepared by various social organizations, between November 2016 and July 14, 2020, 973 social leaders and human rights defenders were assassinated in Colombia

Colombians march in defense of life and dignity

Colombian movements marched for days to reignite hope and continue putting pressure on the government to take action to protect the people of the country amid the an onslaught of violence and the public health crisis

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life

A group of social activists and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country

Colombians march for dignity against state violence

A series of assassinations of social leaders shook Colombia last weekend. In less than 24 hours, 4 Indigenous, peasant and social leaders were killed.

Indignation in Colombia amid spree of assassinations and the rape of an Indigenous girl by soldiers

The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country

Colombians mobilize against hunger and state negligence

Thousands mobilized against state negligence, repression and the precarious conditions that communities are forced to endure amid the global health crisis. The protests were attacked by the police and ESMAD agents

Julián Gil: “Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together”

Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration

Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year

In Colombia, the pandemic is widening inequality in access to education

Popular educator, professor and militant Harold García discusses how the pandemic has put stress on the public education system of Colombia and made access to education even less equal

The Colombian Political System is Ravaged by Corruption: Pablo Beltrán

Interview with Major Pablo Beltrán, member of the Central Command of the ELN National Liberation Army, and head of its peace delegation.

Communities violently evicted in Colombia amid lockdown

Altos de la Estancia is a park area in the Ciudad Bolívar district which is occupied by homeless locals, migrants, peasants, indigenous people and unemployed workers. Nearly 700 poor families live in precarious conditions in the slums built on the land.

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