Colombia
Social movements condemn massacre of 23 inmates in Colombian prison

Guards at the La Modelo prison in Bogotá attacked inmates while they were mobilizing to demand that the government declare a carceral emergency over lack of hygienic conditions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak

Colombian movements denounce the assassination of peasant leader Marco Rivadeneira

Marco Rivadeneira, of the National Board of the CNA, was assassinated by armed men on March 19 in Puerto Asis, Putumayo

Camilo Torres Restrepo: the importance of unity and love in the face of a united right

Diego Pinto reflects on the legacy of Colombian revolutionary Camilo Torres Restrepo and the importance of his teachings today

Colombian President Ivan Duque to be investigated over corruption and electoral fraud

Former congresswoman Aída Merlano revealed that Duque had knowledge that people bought votes to secure him the presidency in 2018

Colombia: Teachers’ national strike against rising violence and in defense of life

In Colombia, educators across the country went on a two-day strike from February 20 protesting against the rising violence and in defense of the right to life

In 2020, already 50 social leaders assassinated in Colombia

The massacre of Colombia’s social, peasant and Indigenous leaders continues unabated

14-02 colombia strike Colombian National Strike Committee issues call to renew anti-government protests

A popular uprising against the far-right Ivan Duque government began last year opposing the rise in assassinations of social leaders and the neoliberal economic measures

Colombians return to the streets en masse in national strike

Thousands mobilized on Tuesday, January 21 across Colombia to mark a return to the mobilizations against the government of Iván Duque

What the right wing in Latin America means by democracy is violence

What the government of Iván Duque is doing in Colombia is what the interim government of Jeanine Áñez is doing in Bolivia — using extreme state violence against trade unionists and peasant organizers, against socialist leaders and indigenous leaders

Gustavo Pedraza: “The legacy that Carlos leaves us is of unrelenting struggle”

Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues

Colombia: stories of pain and resistance

In the first two weeks of 2020, 19 social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants have been assassinated even as the government has failed to take action

Assassination of colombian social leaders The massacre of Colombia’s social leaders continues

In the past two weeks, eight social leaders were brutally assassinated by members of right-wing militias.

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