Paramilitarism
Colombia witnesses massive national strike

Movements in Colombia have demanded that President Ivan Duque respond immediately to the serious situations faced by the citizens of the country

The tragic assassination of Colombia’s sports hero Patrón, lover of football and his Afro-Colombian community

Patrocinio Bonilla was assassinated by paramilitaries in Chocó on August 11, amid a context of intensified violence against the communities in the region

Bolivian movements and trade unions propose to hold elections on October 11

Bolivia’s Senate has also approved a law calling to hold general elections no later than October 18

Two years of Duque’s Colombia: deepening neoliberalism, increased violence and a public health crisis

Colombian social leader Milena Ochoa analyses the past two years of Iván Duque’s government and explains how its functioning has been completely in favor of big business, landowners, paramilitaries and the corrupt

Colombian court orders detention of ex-president Álvaro Uribe Velez

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

Movements across the world demand release of Afro-Bolivian leader Elena Flores

Elena Flores, the union leader of the association of coca leaf farmers of the Yungas region, has been at the forefront of resisting the advance of paramilitarism in the region and the coup regime

Will Álvaro Uribe finally pay for his crimes?

Today, ex-president Álvaro Uribe appeared before the Supreme Court while hundreds mobilized in support of the process against him and to demand he finally pay for his crimes

Humanitarian caravan denounces humanitarian crisis, shines light on alternatives in Colombia

Representatives of over 70 Colombian organizations and 38 internationalist brigadiers are taking part in the ‘Humanitarian Caravan for Life’ that began on August 5

Organizations denounce massacre of six Venezuelan social leaders

The six comrades were part of Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora and the Popular Defense Brigade Hugo Chávez

Assassination and intimidation of social leaders continues unabated in Colombia

The brutal assassination of María del Pilar Hurtado in front of her 9-year old son on June 21 shook the country to its core. The very next day, Andrés Chica, who demanded justice for Maria, was forced to leave his home after threats

Venezuela and the origin of political violence in Latin America

Lautaro Rivara writes a reflection for Batalla de ideas on the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the growing militarization of politics and the origins and reach of violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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