Colombian Government Obstructs the Peace Agreement with the FARC Guerrilla Group

Sebastián Navarrete Aldana < BAR’s reporter in Colombia explores how the US-backed regime is grossly violating the peace agreement with former FARC guerillas. “Ninety percent of the prisoners’ requests to apply the amnesty law have been denied.” As incredible as it may seem, the ultimate manifestation of sabotage by both the current and former governments of…

Colombia’s Longest Insurgency and the Last Chance for Peace?

Mathew Charles It’s been called Colombia’s “other war,” and it is certainly proving the most persistent. On December 9, four trucks and two buses were detained at a makeshift roadblock on the road that connects the city of Medellín with the Caribbean coast. Men in camouflage began to set the vehicles alight as the drivers…

Another Propaganda Maneuver From Colombia: The Paramilitaries of the AUC

Mision Verdad The central command of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a recognized Colombian paramilitary army, announced that the Venezuela block will be created to “hunt the FARC narcoterrorists”, “as well as their protectors,” in reference (according to the Colombian oligarchy narrative) to the Nicolás Maduro government. In a statement, reproduced by several…

Colombia: Peace Depends on Agrarian Reform

Breno Altman Peace Depends on Agrarian Reform, Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper Declares Samper, who ruled the country between 1995 and 1998, warns of the risks of a return to armed conflict, if the terms of the 2016 agreement are not respected. Born in Bogotá 69 years ago, lawyer and economist, Ernesto Samper presided over…

Defense of Peace Accords Mobilizes Colombians

Breno Altman For Senator Iván Cepeda, one of the leaders of the Defend Peace movement, the pact signed in 2016 could be saved by a broad democratic bloc. Colombia has been living on a roller coaster since the Peace Accord was signed on 26 September 2016. Six days later, a national plebiscite was held to…

Colombia Dismantling Foreign Oversight of Peace Process and Human Rights

Adriaan Alsema Colombia’s government is dismantling international systems that oversee the government’s compliance with a 2016 peace deal and human rights, the movement defending the peace process said Monday. According to Defendamos la Paz, the government is undermining of role of guarantor countries Norway and Cuba, the United Nations and notable observers like the former…

Colombia Admits Fabricating at Least Four Pieces of Evidence Against Venezuela

Adriaan Alsema Colombia’s government fabricated at least four pieces of evidence in an attempt to tie Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to Colombian guerrillas, French news agency AFP reported Friday. A spokesperson of the Defense Ministry called AFP to apologize for the use of three of the agency’s images in a report presented by President Ivan…

Colombia After 60 Years: Neither Total War Nor Complete Peace

Oto Higuita After 60 years of failed peace accords, the most violent wing of the Colombian oligarchy has increased its power, capital, land and political influence. They live in a comfortable reality, which is why they jealously guard it, like guard dogs against anyone who dares to oppose them. This assertion seems incredible, were it…