Four years after the peace talks were suspended, the Colombian government and the guerilla group ELN are set to begin in Caracas on Monday, November 21. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be the guarantor for the talks
The agreement is a historic step to guarantee the rights of environmentalists, Afro-descendant and Indigenous communities, who are often threatened and killed in Colombia
In addition to Quintero, many other representatives including the Mayor of Ibagué, Andrés Hurtado were also suspended from their positions for their political participation.
The frontrunner in the upcoming presidential elections, Gustavo Petro, has described the provisional suspension of Mayor Daniel Quintero as a “coup d’état in Medellin.” He has called on the citizens to mobilize in defense of democracy
The struggle, which began in rejection of a neoliberal tax reform bill, has transformed into a social uprising in Colombia demanding structural changes and an end to policies that only deepen social inequality and deprive the greater part of the population of basic rights
Two motions of censure have been presented against defense minister Diego Molano by the opposition for the unprecedented level of violence and human rights violations committed by national security forces in the past four weeks of the national strike
Social movements and human rights organizations across Colombia hailed the decision of the Supreme Court. Álvaro Uribe Vélez is being investigated in a case related to witness manipulation and fraud