Colombians Resume Protests against Duque’s Far-Right Government

Peoples Dispatch On August 26, thousands of Colombians took to the streets in main cities of the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the far-right national government. Photo: Gustavo Torrijos Zuluaga/El Espectador This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across…

US & Colombia: Assassination, Cover-Up and “Humanitarian” Marines in Haiti

Aram Aharonian Moïse’s assassination highlighted the complex situation within the Colombian Army, which has become the largest exporter of mercenaries for private military security companies associated with current political actors. It resembles a bad detective novel, where a commando of mercenaries carries out an assassination and where the governments that send and finance the assassins…

Former Paramilitary Reveal Colombian Army Provided Hit List of College Students

Mision Verdad The number of testimonies confirming the involvement of the Colombian State in paramilitary crimes is increasing (Photo: Mauricio Dueñas / EFE). During a conference titled “The Armed Conflict at the University of Nariño,” organized by the Truth Commission in Colombia, ex-commanders Guillermo León Marín and Aníbal Gómez of the defunct Antonio Nariño Peasant…

Colombia’s Powerful Organization, Guardia Indigena, Speaks Out

Marco Teruggi Indigenous protesters attend an anti-government march in Cali, Colombia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Sputnik Mundo The Guardia Indigena, one of the most important organizations in Colombia, has been a part of the mobilizations during the outbreak between April and July of this year. It is composed of about 70,000 members. Its coordinator,…

ELN: In-Depth Interview with Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista

Sasha Yumbila Paz “The categorical disassociation with drug trafficking is an integral part of our essence.” – Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista “The Nixon White House…had two enemies: the anti-war left and African-American people (…) We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be against the war or to be black, but to get the public to…

Cali: City of Explosion and Resistance

Marco Teruggi State repression was the response of the government of Iván Duque against the demonstrations. Neighborhoods and their poor youth, who confronted the police and military deployment, played a leading role. And the indigenous movement: the most organized actor. “Stop the genocide” reads a huge mural in downtown Cali, the city called “branch of…

Juvenicide: A Crime of the Multidimensional War in Colombia

María Fernanda Barreto The systematic murder of Colombian youth by the Colombian State is gaining momentum (Photo: Colombia Informa). At the beginning of the 1990s as the victor of the “cold war”, which in reality had very hot expressions, the United States, having established itself since the second post-war period as the head of the…

Colombian State and Paramilitarism: Salvatore Mancuso’s Declaration Before the Truth Commission

José Manuel Blanco Díaz Salvatore Mancuso, demobilized and imprisoned Colombian paramilitary leader, has provided detailed testimony on how the Colombian government is closely linked to the creation and preservation of paramilitary groups like the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). Mancuso, a.k.a. Mono Mancuso, Santander Lozada or Triple Cero, was extradited to the United States…