Colombian peace process
Protests planned across Colombia in defense of social leaders

Thousands will march today in defense of social leaders in over 100 cities in Colombia and in more than 30 cities worldwide

Colombian organizations condemn arbitrary arrest of peasant leaders

The illegal arrest and detention of 9 peasant leaders is another episode of the stigmatization of peasant communities in the region by the Colombian security forces

ELN Peace Delegation: “The future of Colombia is not war”

Members of the ELN’s peace delegation discuss the current status of the peace talks with the Colombian government and their hopes for peace

Free Julian Gil At one year of his unlawful arrest, movements continue to demand Free Julián Gil!

One year after his unjust arrest and imprisonment, Julián sent this audio clip from La Picota Prison where he is currently being held in pre-trial detention.

Jesús Santrich, free at last

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of political prisoner Jesús Santrich on May 29. Speaking to reporters after his release, he reiterated his commitment to a true and lasting peace in the country

Jesús Santrich in critical condition after release and re-arrest

After minutes of being freed from La Picota Prison, a nearly unconscious Santrich was re-arrested under orders of the Attorney General of Colombia

Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace bars extradition of political prisoner Jesús Santrich

Following the announcement by the JEP which also called for Santrich to be freed, controversial Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez resigned

Black Colombian leaders survive assassination attempt

The leaders were in a meeting to prepare for dialogues with the National Government when they were attacked by a group of armed men with firearms and grenades

“This was just a warm-up”, Colombian national strike continues

Hundreds of thousands mobilized on April 25 across Colombia and in many parts of the country the mobilization will continue

Over 180 Colombian organizations to take part in massive national strike on April 25

Colombians will mobilize in defense of peace and against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque. The participating organizations are seeking compliance with peace agreements and an end to violence against social leaders, among other demands

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

La Vía Campesina mission calls for “peace with social justice” in Colombia

La Vía Campesina’s (LVC) Third International Solidarity Mission to Colombia sought the implementation of the agreements entered between the former government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is now a political party

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