Ivan Duque
Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 33

In this episode we discuss pride marches, protests against ICE in the US and the 49th Assembly of the Organization of American States in Colombia

OAS divided over presence of Venezuelan opposition at assembly

The representatives of several countries cited that the presence of the delegation violates the organization’s norms.

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

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 24

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the arrest of activists at the the Venezuelan embassy in the United States, commemoration of Nakba, and the march in Colombia in which millions took part.

Tens of thousands of Colombians march in defense of water and life

More than 50,000 people mobilized in defense of the Santurbán páramo and against the gold mining project of the company Sociedad Minera de Santander-Minesa

Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama assassinated

Mauricio Lezama was producing an audiovisual project about victims of the armed conflict when he was assassinated by unidentified armed men in the department of Arauca

Black Colombian leaders survive assassination attempt

The leaders were in a meeting to prepare for dialogues with the National Government when they were attacked by a group of armed men with firearms and grenades

Thousands of Colombian activists participate in Humanitarian Refugee Convergence

Olimpo Cárdenas of Congreso de los Pueblos (People’s Congress) spoke about the Humanitarian Refugee Convergence currently taking place in Bogotá and the motivations behind this action

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 20

In this episode, we look at the Colombian national strike, the activists protecting the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, and the students of Johns Hopkins University protesting the administration’s association with ICE.

Colombian movements embark on national strike against state repression and neoliberalism

Jimmy Moreno of Congreso de los Pueblos discusses the National Strike in Colombia and the factors behind the massive mobilization

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

Social Minga condemns Ivan’s Duque’s refusal to meet communities

After mobilizing for almost a month, enduring heavy police repression, the participants of the social Minga had lifted the blockade on the Pan-American Highway after receiving an assurance the president Ivan Duque would listen to their concerns

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