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Columbia Post for Life Colombian government launches initiative for protection of social leaders

Interior Minister Alfonso Prada reported that the protection plan will cover the 65 municipalities hardest hit by violence in the country

Colombia massacres Colombia witnesses one of the worst killing-sprees of 2022

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 20 citizens were murdered in six massacres in the past 10 days. Five social leaders and five ex-combatants were also assassinated in the same period

Blood continues to spill in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, so far in 2022, 99 social activists and 22 ex-combatants were assassinated in Colombia, in addition to over 180 people killed in 51 massacres

Another Indigenous leader falls victim to armed group in Colombia

Edison Gómez Ortizmo’s Murui Indigenous community had been warned by armed groups against participating in last week’s presidential election in Colombia

Colombia state terrorism 64 activists have been assassinated in Colombia in the first four months of 2022

According to INDEPAZ, in addition to the assassination of 64 social activists and 18 ex-combatants, 37 massacres have also been recorded in the first four months of this year

Progressive presidential ticket Petro-Márquez receives death threats in Colombia

In addition to the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro and the vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez, 18 other political and social leaders, associated with the left-wing Historic Pact coalition, were also threatened

Vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez receives death threats

The Historic Pact presidential ticket with Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez is favored to win the upcoming presidential elections in Colombia, according to latest opinion polls

Assassinations of Colombian social leaders shake communities

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), during the past week, five social activists and two former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerilla group were assassinated in the country

Nepal ratifies $500M Millennium Challenge Corp. pact amid protests and other stories

Today we look at the Millennium Challenge Corporation pact ratified by Nepal, racism against African refugees trying to flee the war in Ukraine, and more

Colombia reports the fourth massacre of 2022

On Sunday, the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported that two massacres took place in less than 24 hours in the country

Del Monte Kenya workers protest inhuman conditions, poverty wages and other stories

Today we look at a strike by workers at Del Monte Kenya Limited, the arrest of 26 year old Kashmiri student and journalist Sajad Gul, and more

Forced displacements in Colombia increase by over 169% during 2021

The Office for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES) condemned that 2021 had been the year with the highest number of victims of forced displacement events in Colombia since the signing of peace agreements in November 2016