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Colombia’s Vice-Minister of Health explains the country’s new health reform

The government of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez has initiated an ambitious health reform in Colombia, which could make essential care more accessible to the people. Health activists from the WHO Watch program met with Dr. Jaime Urrego, Vice-Minister of Health of Colombia, to discuss its impacts.

Labor reform bill faces setback in Colombia

The bill was shelved on the same day that right-wing activists held small rallies to protest the government of Gustavo Petro

“We will not give in to blackmail”: Colombians defend government and progressive reforms

Colombia’s right has launched a coordinated attack on the government of progressive President Gustavo Petro

Gustavo-Petro-Colombia Colombia’s opposition and right-wing media intensifies destabilization campaign against Gustavo Petro government

Following a scandal involving the former chief of staff Laura Sarabia and former ambassador to Venezuela Armando Benedetti, Colombia’s right-wing forces have increased attacks against the Petro government. Trade unions and progressive sectors are rallying to the defense of the government

Health reform bill in Colombia advances with approval in House Commission

The health reform bill seeks to transform the current system in Colombia. Amongst other things it calls for creating healthcare access points in each neighborhood and town of the country to ensure access to all citizens

La Asamblea Mundial por la Salud de los Pueblos que tendrá lugar en Colombia marcará un hito en la lucha por el derecho a la salud

El Movimiento por la Salud de los Pueblos se moviliza para la 5ª Asamblea Mundial por la Salud de los Pueblos, que tendrá lugar en Cali (Colombia) en diciembre de este año.

People’s Health Assembly in Colombia will be a milestone in struggles for right to health

The People’s Health Movement is mobilizing for the 5th People’s Health Assembly, which will take place in Cali, Colombia, in December this year

Colombia’s health system could finally see changes that put people over profit

The health reform proposal of the Petro government has sparked a heated debate, as the health insurance corporations and conservatives try to block it

Colombian government and ELN conclude second round of peace talks

During the second round of peace talks, the Colombian government and the ELN agreed on a six-point definitive agenda that will guide the following stages of the negotiation process

El Sur Global rechaza la presión para ponerse del lado de Occidente frente a Rusia

Europa y Estados Unidos ignoran los llamados de África, América Latina y Asia para encontrar una solución que ponga fin a la guerra en Ucrania y, como dijo el primer ministro de Namibia, redirigir los fondos gastados en armamento hacia la resolución de problemas globales.

Colombians hit the streets in support of Petro’s progressive reforms

President Gustavo Petro recalled that millions of people voted for “change” in the 2022 elections, and vowed to implement measures to bring about the essential social changes in favor of the working class majority

Daily Round-up | Assassination Bid against Colombian Vice-President Francia Márquez & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the assassination attempt against Colombian Vice-President Francia Márquez, the impact of British and US weapons in Yemen, a protest by Sudanese teachers, and the condemnation of French pension reforms