Congreso de los Pueblos
The tragic assassination of Colombia’s sports hero Patrón, lover of football and his Afro-Colombian community

Patrocinio Bonilla was assassinated by paramilitaries in Chocó on August 11, amid a context of intensified violence against the communities in the region

Two years of Duque’s Colombia: deepening neoliberalism, increased violence and a public health crisis

Colombian social leader Milena Ochoa analyses the past two years of Iván Duque’s government and explains how its functioning has been completely in favor of big business, landowners, paramilitaries and the corrupt

Colombians march in defense of life and dignity

Colombian movements marched for days to reignite hope and continue putting pressure on the government to take action to protect the people of the country amid the an onslaught of violence and the public health crisis

Julián Gil: “Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together”

Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration

Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries

Venezuelan officials reported that a group of mercenaries attempted to invade the country on Sunday but were stopped by the country’s army and police

Colombia’s government acts like a doormat for the United States—and its people aren’t going along with it

While the Colombian government may lend itself to US plots against Venezuela, the Colombian people ratify their support to the government and people of Venezuela and condemn their government for ignoring pressing issues at home

Colombian movements denounce the assassination of peasant leader Marco Rivadeneira

Marco Rivadeneira, of the National Board of the CNA, was assassinated by armed men on March 19 in Puerto Asis, Putumayo

Gustavo Pedraza: “The legacy that Carlos leaves us is of unrelenting struggle”

Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues

Colombia: stories of pain and resistance

In the first two weeks of 2020, 19 social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants have been assassinated even as the government has failed to take action

Colombian national strike continues

Since November 21, hundreds of thousands have been mobilizing across Colombia to reject President Iván Duque’s anti-people and neoliberal policies

Humanitarian caravan denounces humanitarian crisis, shines light on alternatives in Colombia

Representatives of over 70 Colombian organizations and 38 internationalist brigadiers are taking part in the ‘Humanitarian Caravan for Life’ that began on August 5

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

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