Colombian Social Organizations Send an Open Letter to Iván Duque

Colombia Informa Various social organizations gathered in the Popular Assembly wrote a letter to the government of Iván Duque. They demand measures to protect social leaders, to stop criminalization of social justice movements and to allocate  more resources towards education. More than 1300 leaders of social organizations gathered in Bogotá expressed their concern about the…

Internationalist Seminar Concluded in Bogotá

Colombia Informa Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle”, concludes: “Construction of Popular Power, in the dispute for the hegemony that allows us the emancipation of all forms of domination and the construction of a just society, in unity, in harmony with mother Earth”. From October 6-11, the Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle” was held…

Colombian Social Movements Converge in Bogotá to Build Common Struggles

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Colombia Informa The Popular and People’s Legislative Assembly began Tuesday in Colombia’s capital for the construction of a common struggle On October 9, 2018, more than 1,500 people gathered at the Claretiano School in Bosa, in the south of Bogota, Colombia, to begin the Popular and People’s Legislative Assembly. This assembly is…

Colombia: Peace Court Rejects General Attorney’s ‘Meddling’ in FARC Case

The President of Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Patricia Linares condemned Thursday the General Attorney’s office for “meddling” in cases related to kidnappings by the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In a statement, Linares said the Attorney General’s office had “improperly meddled in its judicial autonomy and independence” by ordering an investigation into…

FARC Leaders: Colombia’s Peace Agreement Has Been ‘Betrayed’

FARC leaders Ivan Marquez and Oscar Montero denounced the Colombian Congress in an open letter saying the government has failed to fulfill the peace agreement. Ivan Marquez and Oscar Montero, members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) denounced in an open letter to Colombia’s Congress that “the fundamental pillar of the Peace Agreement of…

Colombia’s Peace Crumbles as Social Leaders Killed With Impunity

Valerie Carmel “In a country subsumed in terror and violence, it is easier to subdue the population and enslave them to work in favor of big capital.” (Camilo Bonilla, 2018) Two years after Colombia signed the final peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) the war against Afro-Colombian, Indigenous, and Campesino communities,…

Statements by Colombia’s Defense Minister Threaten Social Movements

Guillermo Botero alleged that social protests were financed by illegal organizations, putting in jeopardy social leaders in Colombia, who are already facing a number of threats Colombia Informa Guillermo Botero Nieto, the minister of defense of Colombia, recently came out with harsh statements against social movements and protests in the country, further jeopardizing the lives…

Colombia: A Culture of Peace Based on Resistance

Comando Central – COCE Translation by Internationalist 360° Only three weeks after inauguration this government has shown what awaits the country with the administration headed by Iván Duque and former President Álvaro Uribe. The Minister of Finance, Alberto Carrasquilla, has announced guidelines that will govern tax reforms that will reduce taxes to big business under…

FARC-EP: Colombia Can Not Lend Itself to a Foreign Intervention Against Venezuela

The political, diplomatic, economic, social and military siege aimed at destabilizing and overthrowing the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro and reversing the Bolivarian Revolution, resorting to whatever means are within its reach; it is a matter that the Venezuelan national extreme right, its allies abroad and the empire itself can not deny. What is…

Colombia: Jesus Santrich Denied 2nd Habeas Corpus

The Colombian General Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday that the Supreme Court of Bogota rejected a habeas corpus petition filed by Jesus Santrich‘s representatives, for the second time. The move will extend Santrich’s detention, which started on April 9 due to an extradition request from the United States’ Department of Justice. According to a statement, which…

São Paulo Forum and Peace in Colombia

Josefina Restrepo The Forum of Sao Paulo, an entity that brings together leaders and representatives of social movements and parties of the Latin American left, condemned the dramatic situation suffered by the people in Colombia, which this week claimed the life of another leader in the southwestern department of Putumayo. The participants spoke in favor…

Colombia: Peace Trapped in Networks of Betrayal

Iván Márquez On July 20, three insurmountable obstacles were imposed  on development of the Peace Agreement. The first of these is the judicial assembly or entrapment plotted by the Attorney General and the DEA that has unjustly placed Jesus Santrich behind bars. The Prosecutor buried the dagger of his resentments in the heart of trust…