Colombia: Truth and Reparation in the Face of Ethnic Genocide and Afro-Ethnicity

Piedad Córdoba Four years after the signing of the Final Peace Agreement between the Colombian State and the FARC-EP, non-compliance and perfidy on the part of the National Government have predominated, leading to the continuation of the armed conflict and even its intensification in various territories of the country. The definitive overcoming of the war…

People’s Mobilization in Latin America, from the Vision of the ELN

Peoples Dispatch Peoples Dispatch and other media projects carried out an exclusive interview with Antonio García, military chief and member of the Central Command of the National Liberation Army (ELN). Latin America has been permeated by a wave of mobilizations over the past couple of months. The indignation has been expressed in the streets in…

Peace in Colombia: A Long but Possible Process

Odalys Troya Flores On November 24, 2016, then-President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), Rodrigo Londoño, signed the Peace Agreement that ended Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. It was a historic step towards a stable and lasting peace, and the end of a longstanding conflict that…

Colombia: One Year After the Historic Mobilizations that Shook the Country

Protest against the Duke government of the multisectorial in Bogota. Image: EFE Colombia revived the historic mobilizations that took place last year with a national strike against the policies of President Ivan Duque. The diverse group of conveners included unions, students, teachers, doctors, peasant and feminist organizations. The Strike Committee, which brings together many of…

Colombia Witnesses One of the Bloodiest Weekends of the Year

Tanya Wadhwa “Duque: We didn’t sign peace agreements to get assassinated”, reads the banner. Photo: FARC Senator Sandra Ramírez/Twitter Violence against social and political leaders continues at an alarming rate in Colombia. This weekend, between November 13 & 15, a family of 3 was killed in a massacre; 2 Afro-descendant people, 1 Indigenous leader, 1…

How the US is Destroying Colombia’s Peace Agreement

Carlos Cruz Mosquera When the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, finally signed a peace deal with the Colombian government in 2016, the U.S. foreign office already had a plan in place to frustrate it. They immediately went to work with allies in the country to make sure that any ounce of legitimacy would be…

Colombia: Fensuagro Denounces the Serious Human Rights Violation Against its Organization

La Via Campesina Communiqué The National Federation of Agricultural Unions – FENSUAGRO denounces before the national and international community the serious human rights situation against our organization. Facts: On November 3, 2020, Elsa Nury Martínez Silva, leader and current president of FENSUAGRO, received a pamphlet from the Aguilas Negras – Bloque Capital through WhatsApp. The…

Colombia: Elections Are Not Enough to Overthrow the Oligarchy!

Oto Higuita From the political discussion about Colombia and the end of the government and regime of the oligarchy, from Uribism as the last breath that sustains it, the day it is defeated at the polls en masse by a free movement/citizenship; it is worrying that almost always the emphasis of the debate is placed…

Amid Increased Violence, Colombians Mobilize in Defense of Life and Peace

Tanya Wadhwa The Humanitarian Caravan for Life and Defense of Territory in the Cañón del Micay, carried out by social movements from the Cauca department, reached the El Plateado village on November 1. Photo: Colombia Informa Mobilizations to demand an end to escalating violence in Colombia against social movements and political activists have intensified in…

Pompeo and the CIA Against Venezuela

Katu Arkonada The same week that a report denouncing the Venezuelan government for crimes against humanity was made public, by an “Independent International Mission” that never set foot in the country and was based on opposition testimonies and social networks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was visiting Brazil and Colombia to continue feeding the rhetoric…

Colombia: 800 Thousand Covid-19 Cases and 25,296 Deaths

The Colombian Ministry of Health reported this Saturday 7,721 new Covid-19 cases for a total of 806,038, while 193 more deaths brought the number of fatalities from the pandemic in the country up to 25,296 . According to the daily official report, in Colombia there are 78,956 active cases, which correspond to 9.72% of the…