Colombia: Six Social Leaders Assassinated in the Past Week

Peoples Dispatch Lucy Villareal, a 32-year-old mother, artist and activist was assassinated on December 23 in Tumaco, Nariño. Photo: Indoameranto The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues. In the past five days, too many families and communities have been shaken by the loss of loved ones who were targeted because of their commitment to fighting for…

Bolivia: They are Killing Us, Comrades!

Claudia Karol In Bolivia they are not only carrying out a coup d’état, but also a fascist, macho and racist massacre against a people that will not accept discipline. They are killing us… We are receiving audios all the time, from different parts of Bolivia: Cochabamba, El Alto, Senkata, La Paz… They bring desperate cries…

Colombian Defense Minister’s Resignation is a Blow to Impunity of the Establishment

Peoples Dispatch Colombian minister of defense Guillermo Botero resigned after an investigation revealed that at least eight children were killed in a bombing he had ordered. The incident took place on August 29 and immediately after, the government claimed that “14 criminals,” members of a supposed Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissident group had…

The Brink of Extinction in Colombia

Evan King and Samantha Wherry The boat ride to Pichima Quebrada—a small Wounaan Indigenous community located along the San Juan River in Colombia’s Pacific region—is surrounded by lush flora, fauna, and the smell of fresh air. The Wounaan women use the werregue palm trees for traditional basket weaving and the crabs hiding in the roots…

9/11, Nazis, Zionists, Trump…and the Second Coming of Christ

Ruperto Concha Last week had two fateful and mysterious dates for the United States: Wednesday 11, with the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and Friday 13, which is the gringo version of our “Tuesday 13”. Friday the 13th, of course, is pure folklore. But September 11, 2001, caused a serious, almost…

Protests Planned Across Colombia in Defense of Social Leaders

Zoe PC Some of the 800 Colombian social leaders who have been assassinated since 2016. Today July 26, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take the streets in over 100 cities across Colombia and in over 30 cities internationally in defense of the lives of social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia….

The UN a League of Assassins: The Decline of Everything That Has Been

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla For many weeks, Honduras has been in a convulsive situation. Several dead and wounded at the hands of the repressive forces of the state, political prisoners, militarization of the country, military entry to the campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, shooting students. In addition, days of brutal repression against…

Brazil: Political Mafia Suspected in Marielle Franco Murder

Only two people have been arrested in the March, 2018 assassination of Marielle Franco, the Black activist and city councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Everyone believes this was carried out by militias” which “operate in Rio very much like classic mafias,” said Stephanie Reist, a Rio-based writer and researcher. “Many militia members are current…