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Killing of social leaders and human rights defenders continues unabated in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of September 21, 124 social leaders and human rights defenders, and 37 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. Additionally, 259 people have been killed in 72 massacres this year

Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

Colombians resume protests against Duque’s far-right government

This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the national government and in support of the ten bills presented by different sectors last month

Paramilitary violence spikes in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, as of July 25, 102 social leaders and 30 former FARC combatants have been assassinated by different illegal armed groups operating in Colombia just this year.

10 weeks of national strike in Colombia and the state violence continues

In the past 70 days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations, at least 84 people have been killed by the national security forces. Additionally, in the past three months, 16 former FARC combatants and 49 social leaders and human rights defenders have been assassinated by illegal armed groups

Violence and humanitarian crisis intensify in Colombia

According to the INDEPAZ, as of April 6, 43 social leaders and 14 ex-combatants of FARC have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. 91 people have been killed in 25 massacres this year. The violence has led to the forced displacement of around 15,000 people

Death toll rises following violent clashes in West Darfur and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent reports of violence in the West Darfur state of Sudan, an uprising against inhumane conditions by people incarcerated in a prison facility in the United States, the ongoing violent crackdown on social activists and former FARC combatants in Colombia, and this year’s World Health Day campaign and the demand for vaccine access for all

Violence and bloodshed continue in Colombia

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), so far in 2021, 31 social leaders and 10 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, the organization also reports that over 60 people have been killed in 16 massacres registered in the country this year

Colombia’s JEP warns that this January is most violent since 2016

As of January 29, 2021, 17 social leaders and 5 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, over 21 people have been killed in 8 massacres registered this month

Bloodshed continues in Colombia

The levels of violence in Colombia have not abated in 2021. In one day, two massacres were carried out and 2 leaders were assassinated

2021 begins with more assassinations in Colombia

In the first four days of this year, two social leaders and two former combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia

Under the cover of the pandemic, states cracked down even harder

Despite promises to focus all efforts towards combating the pandemic, many states used the pretext of the lockdown to intensify repression of people’s movements and dissenting voices

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