For Women, A Contradictory Peace in Colombia

So long as Colombia’s peace accords fail to contend with the liberal economic order or challenge extractivism and militarism in the country, they will fall short of achieving true gender justice. Kate Paarlberg-Kvam There is much to celebrate about the novelty and importance of the 2016 peace accords between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary…

Colombia: III National Council of Commons Political Declaration

We have always been clear that the implementation is a field in dispute and that this will have greater scope and development, if appropriated by large majorities, based on social and popular organization and mobilization. We will not tire of pointing out that the agreement was not conceived exclusively for ex-guerrillas, but for the whole…

La Via Campesina: Colombia Two Years After Signing Peace Agreements

La Via Campesina Two years after the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) As is widely known, on November 24th, 2016, the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, on behalf of the Colombian State, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia-FARC (which has now…

ELN: Duque’s Agenda is Determined by Washington

Colombia Informa Translation by Peoples Dispatch Pablo Beltrán, the chief negotiator of the National Liberation Army (ELN), said that the government of President Iván Duque has an agenda determined by the United States. He also emphasized on the ELN’s will to resume dialogues with the government, despite the differences. Beltrán denounced that 5,000 Colombian soldiers…

Colombia is the Deadliest Country for Human Rights Defenders

José Fajardo Social leader Lucila Páez suffered violence and threats at the hands of the paramilitaries at the end of the 1990s. Here she is pictured in front of a mural on the building where her association is based in Norte de Santander, one of the areas facing renewed insecurity. (José Fajardo) The assassination of…