Assassination of Colombian social leaders
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

Behind the bars of coronavirus: Two Colombian social leaders speak from prison

Two Colombian social leaders in preventive custody talk about how the prison crisis and the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them.

Colombia’s ELN declares ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic

The National Liberation Army (ELN), announced that it will suspend its actions as a humanitarian gesture throughout April due to the coronavirus disease

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

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

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

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