Colombian peace process
“In Arauca we have suffered every form of war”

Amid an escalation in the armed conflict in the border region of Arauca, social leader and human rights defender Sonia López discusses the broader context of systemic state violence against communities

Forced displacements in Colombia increase by over 169% during 2021

The Office for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES) condemned that 2021 had been the year with the highest number of victims of forced displacement events in Colombia since the signing of peace agreements in November 2016

Israeli forces, settlers attack Palestinian villages in the West Bank and other stories

Today we look at attacks by Israeli forces and settlers on villages around Nablus, the conviction of a police officer for the murder of Daunte Wright in the US, and more

Colombia marks 5th year of Peace Accords amid continued insecurity and other stories

Today we look at the Colombian peace process in the context of growing insecurity, casualties after a refugee boat capsized in the English Channel, and more

Killing of social leaders and human rights defenders continues unabated in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of September 21, 124 social leaders and human rights defenders, and 37 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. Additionally, 259 people have been killed in 72 massacres this year

Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

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.

“The Colombian State is responsible for serious human rights violations”

The International Mission that visited Colombia during the National Strike, concluded that the State should be investigated for various crimes and systematic violation of human rights.

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

10 weeks of national strike in Colombia and the state violence continues

In the past 70 days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations, at least 84 people have been killed by the national security forces. Additionally, in the past three months, 16 former FARC combatants and 49 social leaders and human rights defenders have been assassinated by illegal armed groups

Haiti’s de facto president Jovenel Moïse killed in overnight attack and other stories

Today we look at the killing of Haiti’s de facto president Jovenel Moïse, soldiers accused of killing civilians as part of Colombia’s false positives case and more

‘The police have never protected life’: Cizañero

Artists have played an active role in the ongoing national strike in Colombia. Sasha Yumbila Paz spoke to digital artist Cizañero about his illustrations and the role of art and culture in building a new Colombia.

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