COVID-19 in Colombia
National strike in Colombia also a fight for fair access to health care

Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.

Colombians continue to resist as national strike completes 15 days

Enduring brutal police and military repression, hundreds of thousands of Colombians continue to remain on the streets against neoliberalism and violence, for life, peace, justice and democracy

Colombia’s leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class

In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting.

Tax reform bill temporarily defeated by national strike in Colombia, repression and militarization continue

In the past five days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations across Colombia, the national security forces have unleashed an unprecedented level of repression against peaceful protesters, killing at least 21 people, injuring around 100 and arresting over 650 protesters

National strike in Colombia continues for a second day

Thousands of Colombians, for a second consecutive day, mobilize in rejection of the far-right President Ivan Duque’s neoliberal tax reform, which seeks to make the working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Colombia strikes against neoliberal onslaught

Hundreds of thousands protested in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque.

Colombia on strike against the far-right and neoliberalism

Organizations reject Duque’s neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia’s working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic

National strike announced in Colombia in response to neoliberal “solidarity” measures

The government of president Iván Duque seeks to pass a new tax reform in the name of “solidarity” that increases the VAT on staple goods, fuel, and various public services, expands the tax collection base, increases the tax on agricultural inputs, and increases the tax on pensions

Colombian students demand free higher-education for 2021

Students from different public universities of Colombia have been demonstrating to demand that the national and municipal governments guarantee free tuition for all students across the country this year

Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque

The nationwide protest is being carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them

Colombia witnesses massive national strike

Movements in Colombia have demanded that President Ivan Duque respond immediately to the serious situations faced by the citizens of the country

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

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