Colombian Social Movements Draw Roadmap for Resistance to Duque’s Government

Peoples Dispatch On February 9 and 10, in Bogota, Colombia, representatives of over 80 social movements and political parties participated in the National Meeting of Social and Political Organizations for the defense of life, land, democracy and peace. The meeting aimed at building a common roadmap for the mobilization of the national strike scheduled in…

Colombia’s Social Leaders Declare Solidarity with Venezuela

Social leaders reject U.S. interference in Venezuela and stand in solidarity with the country and its government. Social leaders demonstrated in the city of Cali, in the Colombian department of Valle del Cauca, to show solidarity with Venezuela and to reject the interference of the United States (USA) against the country. In an event organized…

Interview with Pablo Beltrán, Chief Negotiator of Colombia’s ELN

Pablo Beltrán in Conversation with  Argentine Journalist and Educator Claudia Korol The Original in Spanish, ALBA TV Translation of Transcript and Video Subtitles by Zoe PC, Peoples Dispatch From Havana, Cuba the chief of the delegation of peace of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia, Pablo Beltrán (PB) speaks exclusively with the Argentine journalist…

As US Laments Human Rights in Venezuela, US-Allied Colombia Descends into Drug-fueled Humanitarian Crisis

Whitney Webb Protesters attend a candlelight vigil for activists killed since the signing of the peace accords in Bogota, Colombia, July 6, 2018. Fernando Vergara | AP BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (Analysis) — Several troubling situations are currently playing out across Colombia, yet the country’s continuing downward spiral into drug-fueled and politically-motivated violence has caused little concern…

Cuba: In Defense of Peace in Colombia

On January 17, the General Police Cadets School Francisco de Paula Santader was the target of a car bomb attack that took a toll on the lives of 21 persons and injured another 68. In the face of this situation, the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, sent a…

The Colombian Government Declares War on the ELN

The far-right government has indicated that military confrontation and force, not dialogue, is the only way to end the conflict with the ELN. The Colombian government announced the end of the peace process and dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN) after accusing the leftist group of being behind the bombing at the Santander General Police School, which left 21 dead and 68…

Colombia Mourns 8th Indigenous Leader Killed in 2019

A report indicates that 34 Awa indigenous leaders were killed in 2018 prompting an immediate government response. Leonardo Nastacuas Rodriguez is the first indigenous leader of the Awa ethnic group that has been murdered in 2019, and the 8th indigenous leader alone since the turn of the year. The 36-year-old Leonardo Nastacuas, the father of…

Killing of Colombian Social Leaders is ‘Systematic’

Referring to a study, Colombia’s attorney general says that social leaders who are members of Communal Action Boards are targeted more frequently by paramilitary groups. Colombian Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez says that the greatest number of Colombians murdered over the past two years since the peace agreement was signed are social leaders who serve…

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…

The United States are Preparing a War Between Latin-American States

Little by little, the partisans of the Cebrowski doctrine are advancing their pawns. If they must cease creating wars in the Greater Middle East, they’ll just turn around and inflame the Caribbean Basin. Above all, the Pentagon is planning to assassinate an elected head of state, ruin his country, and undermine the unity of Latin-America….

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…