Assassination of Colombian social leaders
Colombians rise up against injustice

Massive demonstrations were carried out in different cities in rejection of police brutality, economic crisis, mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and ceaseless assassination of social leaders.

Thousands take the streets in national strike in Colombia

The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them

“The number one demand on the streets of Colombia is for justice”

Massive protests have broken out in Colombia following the torture and murder of Javier Ordóñez by the police. Nicolás Arias of Colombia Informa talks about what led to this outburst, the demands being raised and the structural violence of the state

A wave of massacres shakes Colombia

At least 20 people have been assassinated in 4 massacres in the past 4 days, while President Iván Duque has termed the massacres “collective homicides”

The tragic assassination of Colombia’s sports hero Patrón, lover of football and his Afro-Colombian community

Patrocinio Bonilla was assassinated by paramilitaries in Chocó on August 11, amid a context of intensified violence against the communities in the region

Two years of Duque’s Colombia: deepening neoliberalism, increased violence and a public health crisis

Colombian social leader Milena Ochoa analyses the past two years of Iván Duque’s government and explains how its functioning has been completely in favor of big business, landowners, paramilitaries and the corrupt

212 Land Defenders were killed in 2019

The report published by Global Witness, an NGO based in Washington DC, titled ‘Defending Tomorrow’ stated that over 212 “land defenders” were killed in 21 countries last year.

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

2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report

Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those

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.

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