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.
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
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
Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.
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
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”
Julia Thomas speaks to Daisy Bugarin about the international gathering held in Zapatista territory in December 2019
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
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
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.
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