Colombian Workers Demand Protection from Hunger During COVID-19 Lockdown

In Bogota, Colombia, hundreds of construction workers gathered to protest the lack of food and other essential items in the midst of the national quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar protest was held on March 24 at Plaza Bolivar when locals were angered due to the short notice before the imposition of the…

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: ‘Plan to Exterminate Former Guerrillas is Underway’

In Colombia, “peace is killed every time a social leader or a former guerrilla dies,” ex-President Samper warns. Colombia’s Common Revolutionary Alternative Force (FARC) Thursday denounced the execution of an extermination plan against former guerrilla fighters who are settled in the Ituango Municipality, in Antioquia. The humanitarian situation is particularly serious in the Santa Lucia…

Colombia: 20 Social Leaders Assassinated in the First 20 Days of 2020

Fernán Medrano According to the Irish NGO Front Line Defenders, Colombia was the country where most social leaders were killed in 2019 and is the country with the most internal displacement, a record that has been set for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2019. Consequently, the bloodbath of social leaders that concluded the year…

Why did Guaidó go to Colombia?

Geronimo Paz Whether to be informed of an escalation of aggression, or to receive orders to assume the line of negotiation through which the US strategy against Venezuela appears to be turning in the face of the defeat of the “maximum pressure” model proposed by Chavismo. The US is obliged to do damage control after…

Colombia: Stories of Pain and Resistance

Zoe PC The sign read “Not one more killed”. Photo: Semana The Colombian tragedy continues without an end in sight. The last two weeks have seen a worrying surge in assassinations of social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants. 19 such leaders have been assassinated since the turn of the decade. The demand by organizations…

Colombia: Six Social Leaders Assassinated in the Past Week

Peoples Dispatch Lucy Villareal, a 32-year-old mother, artist and activist was assassinated on December 23 in Tumaco, Nariño. Photo: Indoameranto The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues. In the past five days, too many families and communities have been shaken by the loss of loved ones who were targeted because of their commitment to fighting for…