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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

Colombian students demand free higher-education for 2021

Students from different public universities of Colombia have been demonstrating to demand that the national and municipal governments guarantee free tuition for all students across the country this year

8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque

Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

Participants of the Minga continue to wait for a meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque

The organizations of the Social Minga are demanding protection for social leaders, right to defend their land, right to democracy and the construction of peace in the country

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”

Sowing solidarity: Reflections on Zapatismo from the International Gathering of Women Who Struggle

Julia Thomas speaks to Daisy Bugarin about the international gathering held in Zapatista territory in December 2019

Indigenous movements in Colombia declare a state of emergency over assassinations

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

Colombian state intensifies repression while mobilizations across the country grow

On April 2, organizations reported that an Indigenous activist was assassinated at a Minga mobilization point by the National Army. The next day, ESMAD units attacked the participants and burned down their tents and kitchen

Colombian organizations denounce massacre of eight Indigenous Guards

An unknown person is believed to fired an explosive device at a house where the guards were discussing logistics for a mobilization. The massacre occurred in the midst of massive mobilizations in the region that have been met with heavy repression by Colombian Public Force.

Regional strike in Cauca, Colombia enters twelfth day despite violent police repression

In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens