Colombia
Colombian students take to the streets against police repression

Students in Colombia mobilize against police repression, corruption in universities, and the systematic funding cuts to public education

Pre-election violence in Colombia continues with attack on communist party office

The offices of the Patriotic Union, the Communist Party and the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force were attacked by unidentified people on October 11

Will Álvaro Uribe finally pay for his crimes?

Today, ex-president Álvaro Uribe appeared before the Supreme Court while hundreds mobilized in support of the process against him and to demand he finally pay for his crimes

Colombian riot police continue violent repression of students

Students have mobilized and called for the dismantling of riot police squadron following an incident of violent police repression against university students in Bogotá

Colombian transport workers’ strike enters fifth day

The workers are demanding that the government revoke the suspension of driving licenses of thousands of drivers and take measures to ensure the safety of drivers

Colombian teachers carry out national strike in defense of life, peace and democracy

Teachers mobilize demanding security and guarantees for lives and physical well-being of the teachers as well as social and trade union leaders

What has happened in the case of Julian Gil?

Julián Gil, one of the hundreds of Colombian social leaders subjected to criminalization and legal persecution, has spent over 15 months in prison

Venezuela on alert over possible attack from Colombia

Colombian president Ivan Duque accused authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of aiding the latest FARC dissident group. Venezuela is organizing military exercises in the light of Duque’s allegations

We were obliged to take up arms again: FARC leaders announce return to armed resistance

Citing the violation of the peace agreements and the human rights crisis, leaders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich announced a return to armed struggle

Indigenous movements in Colombia declare a state of emergency over assassinations

After the attack on the Indigenous Guardia on August 10, organizations are demanding that the government of Iván Duque take steps to stop the genocide of Colombia’s Indigenous people

Humanitarian caravan denounces humanitarian crisis, shines light on alternatives in Colombia

Representatives of over 70 Colombian organizations and 38 internationalist brigadiers are taking part in the ‘Humanitarian Caravan for Life’ that began on August 5

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 40

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests in Colombia in response to recent murders of activists, a teachers’ strike in Zimbabwe, and a mass resignation of textile workers in southern India.

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