paramilitary violence in Colombia
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

Colombia registers the 91st massacre of 2021

The Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) has warned that the number of massacres perpetrated in 2021 could surpass the total number of massacres committed in 2020. At the moment, the two figures are equal.

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

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

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal seeks to uncover role of the Colombian state in the ongoing genocide

The TPP has returned to Colombia for a third time amid a deepening humanitarian crisis in the country. Movements and organizations across social sectors will present witness reports about systematic human rights violations

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

Remembering Commander Yesenia

Commander Yesenia was killed nine years ago in combat. Pablo Beltrán shares reflections on her life and her impressive years in struggle

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