In the first four days of this year, two social leaders and two former combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia
On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it
Following mobilizations calling for their release, the judge overseeing the case ruled that the three leaders – Teófilo Acuña, Adelso Gallo and Robert Daza – will not be held in preventative detention while they await trial
This week, we bring you news from movements on the ground in Colombia, India and Bolivia
Movements within Colombia have condemned the arrests as part of a systematic campaign of persecution of social movements in the country
The technical secretary of the People’s Congress Julián Gil was released from La Picota Prison on Wednesday night
Peoples Dispatch and other media projects carried out an exclusive interview with Antonio García, military chief and member of the Central Command of the National Liberation Army (ELN).
This weekend, between November 13 & 15, twelve Colombians including two minors were assassinated by illegal paramilitary groups and national security officials
Movements in Colombia have demanded that President Ivan Duque respond immediately to the serious situations faced by the citizens of the country
Massive demonstrations were carried out in different cities in rejection of police brutality, economic crisis, mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and ceaseless assassination of social leaders.
The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them