Colombian social leaders
The year in review: a look at our coverage

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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

Assassination and intimidation of social leaders continues unabated in Colombia

The brutal assassination of María del Pilar Hurtado in front of her 9-year old son on June 21 shook the country to its core. The very next day, Andrés Chica, who demanded justice for Maria, was forced to leave his home after threats

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.

ATW ep 28 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 28

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.

Colombian student leaders threatened by paramilitary group

The far-right Aguilas Negras or Black Eagles threatened leaders and organizations that actively participated in last year’s student strike demanding higher budgetary allocation for education

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-23 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 23

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the assassination of Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama, the South Africa election results, and trade union protest in France against new public service law.

Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama assassinated

Mauricio Lezama was producing an audiovisual project about victims of the armed conflict when he was assassinated by unidentified armed men in the department of Arauca

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

Thousands of Colombian activists participate in Humanitarian Refugee Convergence

Olimpo Cárdenas of Congreso de los Pueblos (People’s Congress) spoke about the Humanitarian Refugee Convergence currently taking place in Bogotá and the motivations behind this action

“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

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