This weekend, between November 13 & 15, twelve Colombians including two minors were assassinated by illegal paramilitary groups and national security officials
In Colombia, mobilizations have intensified demanding an end to escalating violence against social movements and political activists.
Social movements have taken to the streets and highways in rejection of the concerning escalation of violence against communities
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 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.
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
The massacre of Colombia’s social, peasant and Indigenous leaders continues unabated
In less than three days, two massacres took place in the Cauca department and ten people were killed in the Caloto, Corinto and Toribío municipalities.
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
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders