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Jesús Santrich in critical condition after release and re-arrest

After minutes of being freed from La Picota Prison, a nearly unconscious Santrich was re-arrested under orders of the Attorney General of Colombia

“This was just a warm-up”, Colombian national strike continues

Hundreds of thousands mobilized on April 25 across Colombia and in many parts of the country the mobilization will continue

Over 180 Colombian organizations to take part in massive national strike on April 25

Colombians will mobilize in defense of peace and against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque. The participating organizations are seeking compliance with peace agreements and an end to violence against social leaders, among other demands

Colombian state intensifies repression while mobilizations across the country grow

On April 2, organizations reported that an Indigenous activist was assassinated at a Minga mobilization point by the National Army. The next day, ESMAD units attacked the participants and burned down their tents and kitchen

Colombian organizations denounce massacre of eight Indigenous Guards

An unknown person is believed to fired an explosive device at a house where the guards were discussing logistics for a mobilization. The massacre occurred in the midst of massive mobilizations in the region that have been met with heavy repression by Colombian Public Force.

Colombian police destroy protest camp in Cauca

The ESMAD arbitrarily entered the camps, shot at protesters with tear gas and then burned down the campsite, injuring at least 14 people

Regional strike in Cauca, Colombia enters twelfth day despite violent police repression

In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens

Photo of a peasant injured during police repression in Popayan Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia

The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders

Security forces attack victims of fire seeking dignified housing

The inhabitants of the Oasis community in the Moravia neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia, have been living under a bridge ever since a massive fire destroyed their houses in 2017.

Colombian students remain defiant despite massive repression against November 8 march

Violence by state forces left dozens injured. Some students remain missing and many were arrested after the protest that demanded that president Duque negotiate with the students

Students in Colombia continue their strike for public education

Negotiations between the national government and the student movement were suspended after the former refused to negotiate on granting more financial resources in 2018. The students will continue their mobilization and are preparing for a major day of action on November 8

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