Colombia

08.09.2018

Face 2 Face with Gabriel Rudas

Face 2 Face with Gabriel Rudas

On this show we speak with Gabriel Rudas who reports from Colombia about the presidential elections, the peace process, the rise of a new alternative movement, and the challenges facing the anti-corruption referendum. »

09.08.2018

Colombia marches for life and for Peace

Colombia marches for life and for Peace

By Diana Hernández (translation Pressenza London) On Tuesday, August 7, the right-wing and Uribe presidency of Colombia was assumed by Iván Duque, in the midst of a wave of murders of social and union leaders that has been taking place in recent months. There is also concern that Duque is… »

11.07.2018

#TheyAreKillingUs: 5 keys to understanding the systematic murder of social leaders in Colombia

#TheyAreKillingUs: 5 keys to understanding the systematic murder of social leaders in Colombia

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 9 July 2018 (also in Spanish) After months of continuous protests by hundreds of activists and organizations against the unpunished murders of social, community, ethnic and rural leaders, the situation is still out of control Colombian society, following the death of up to 7 community… »

07.07.2018

Massive Velatón [wake] in Colombia and the world for murdered social leaders

Massive Velatón [wake] in Colombia and the world for murdered social leaders

In more than 60 cities in Colombia and in 30 other cities around the world, a wake was held in protest against the murders of social leaders. According to the Publimetro portal, the number of people murdered between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2018 is now 399. The concern… »

15.06.2018

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

 Gwen Burnyeat, UCL for The Conversation In the Colombian peace plebiscite of 2016, 50.2% of voters rejected the Havana Accords signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement. This they did after a sensationalist No campaign exploited a lack of informed public opinion, using questionable “facts”… »

29.05.2018

Statement by communication and social movements: Colombia’s entry into NATO threatens peace and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Statement by communication and social movements: Colombia’s entry into NATO threatens peace and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

In relation to the recent announcement by outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia’s imminent accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the communication networks and social movements brought together in the Communication Forum for Integration in Our America issued a statement that we reproduce in full below. »

02.07.2017

ELN-Colombia second cycle of talks closes with valuable achievements

ELN-Colombia second cycle of talks closes with valuable achievements

The second cycle of peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government has ended today in the Ecuadorian capital, with significant achievements by both sides. In a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, Negotiating Chiefs Juan Camilo Restrepo (government) and Pablo Beltran (ELN) ratified the end… »

07.02.2017

Nobel Peace Laureates: Time to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons is now!

The following statement from 21 Nobel Peace Laureates was released at the conclusion of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia. On March 27, negotiations will commence at the United Nations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. As Nobel Peace Laureates we applaud the… »

13.11.2016

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia’s government and the main rebel group in the country have agreed on a revised peace deal six weeks after people narrowly rejected an original agreement in a referendum. Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said on Saturday that they had incorporated proposals from… »

09.10.2016

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are some of the arguments for and against. Nobel Committee Gets… »

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