Interview with Major Pablo Beltrán, member of the Central Command of the ELN National Liberation Army, and head of its peace delegation.
Altos de la Estancia is a park area in the Ciudad Bolívar district which is occupied by homeless locals, migrants, peasants, indigenous people and unemployed workers. Nearly 700 poor families live in precarious conditions in the slums built on the land.
Many question the motivation of the city government to evict the community amid the pandemic as they have been occupying the land for the last 20 years
Protests in Colombia against the negligence of the government were repressed by security personnel. The protesters who are victims of internal displacement demanded that the state deliver on its promises.
Employers have bee firing workers, cutting salaries and exploiting them citing the COVID-19 crisis. In response, workers globally are waging a determined resistance.
Julián Gil, social leader of Congreso de los Pueblos, talks from prison about the danger faced by thousands of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic
Most protesters are day laborers, who have become unemployed because of the national quarantine, and do not have enough money to feed their families and pay for essential services
Many protestors were daily wage workers who feared they would not have enough money to buy food and pay rent during the lockdown
The National Liberation Army (ELN), announced that it will suspend its actions as a humanitarian gesture throughout April due to the coronavirus disease