Assassination of Colombian social leaders
Colombia reports the fourth massacre of 2022

On Sunday, the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported that two massacres took place in less than 24 hours in the country

Del Monte Kenya workers protest inhuman conditions, poverty wages and other stories

Today we look at a strike by workers at Del Monte Kenya Limited, the arrest of 26 year old Kashmiri student and journalist Sajad Gul, and more

Forced displacements in Colombia increase by over 169% during 2021

The Office for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES) condemned that 2021 had been the year with the highest number of victims of forced displacement events in Colombia since the signing of peace agreements in November 2016

Israeli forces, settlers attack Palestinian villages in the West Bank and other stories

Today we look at attacks by Israeli forces and settlers on villages around Nablus, the conviction of a police officer for the murder of Daunte Wright in the US, and more

Colombia registers the 91st massacre of 2021

The Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) has warned that the number of massacres perpetrated in 2021 could surpass the total number of massacres committed in 2020. At the moment, the two figures are equal.

Colombia marks 5th year of Peace Accords amid continued insecurity and other stories

Today we look at the Colombian peace process in the context of growing insecurity, casualties after a refugee boat capsized in the English Channel, and more

Killing of social leaders and human rights defenders continues unabated in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of September 21, 124 social leaders and human rights defenders, and 37 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. Additionally, 259 people have been killed in 72 massacres this year

227 environmental defenders killed in record attacks in 2020 and other stories

Today we look at the Global Witness report on attacks on environmental defenders, the dropping of all charges against 3 Denver PSL organizers in the US, and more

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Colombians resume protests against Duque’s far-right government

This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the national government and in support of the ten bills presented by different sectors last month

Paramilitary violence spikes in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of July 25, 102 social leaders and 30 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by different illegal armed groups operating in Colombia just this year.

ELN believes 2022 elections in Colombia will “likely favor peace”

At 211 years of independence and six decades of armed conflict, Colombia remains mired in violence. ELN commander Aureliano Carbonell discusses the challenges to building peace

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