Colombian social leaders

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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