The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them
Massive protests have broken out in Colombia following the torture and murder of Javier Ordóñez by the police. Nicolás Arias of Colombia Informa talks about what led to this outburst, the demands being raised and the structural violence of the state
A series of assassinations of social leaders shook Colombia last weekend. In less than 24 hours, 4 Indigenous, peasant and social leaders were killed.
The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country
Thousands mobilized against state negligence, repression and the precarious conditions that communities are forced to endure amid the global health crisis. The protests were attacked by the police and ESMAD agents
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
A popular uprising against the far-right Ivan Duque government began last year opposing the rise in assassinations of social leaders and the neoliberal economic measures
The tax reform, promoted by President Iván Duque, gives significant tax benefits to the wealthiest sectors which critics claim will deepen inequality
The people of Colombia have been mobilizing on the streets for the past three weeks against the government despite brutal state repression
The national strike in Colombia continues to grow in numbers and in strength while the state responds with repression and persecution