Colombia

08.05.2021

What is happening in Colombia?

What is happening in Colombia?

In this interview, we speak with Joshua Collins, a freelance journalist based in Bogotá, Colombia, from where he covers Latin America. We talk about why people are demonstrating in Colombia and why these protests are different from previous ones. We also examine the political context in which they are taking… »

07.05.2021

Evo Morales condemns repression against mobilizations in Colombia

Evo Morales condemns repression against mobilizations in Colombia

Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales on Thursday condemned the violence recorded since April 28 against the national strike in Colombia, with dozens of deaths. Colombia is suffering what Bolivia experienced in 2003, its people are suffering repression in an attempt to impose the neoliberal recipe of taxation, wrote the leader… »

05.02.2021

Serious Decisions Denounced Against Democracy in Colombia

Serious Decisions Denounced Against Democracy in Colombia

Control bodies, such as the Attorney General’s Office, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Prosecutor General’s Office, all of which are now headed by officials of the government coalition, have taken two decisions that go against democracy and the Human Rights Protection Measurement System. By: Zenaida Espinosa Cabrera Political… »

27.01.2021

Colombia: UN Security Council Backs Peace

Colombia: UN Security Council Backs Peace

The member countries of the United Nations Security Council reiterated their support for the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition in Colombia, during the presentation of the quarterly report of the UN Verification Mission on the implementation of the Peace Agreement. Likewise, they expressed their expectation of the… »

17.12.2020

Joint Press Release againts stigmatization campaign to the Colombian Feedration of Educators of Colombia -FECODE-

Joint Press Release againts stigmatization campaign to the Colombian Feedration of Educators of Colombia -FECODE-

Colombian history has been characterised by the existence of conflictive, difficult and dangerous conditions for social movements, trade unions, peasants, indigenous people and Afro-descendants, which extend to the possibility of consolidating critical thinking in general. Opposition political parties have been literally exterminated for exercising their right to propose alternative politicaloptions… »

16.10.2020

We Demand respect for judicial independence in Colombia

We Demand respect for judicial independence in Colombia

Today, Colombian democracy is facing one of its most difficult moments. The President of the Republic and the Government party are carrying out an aggressive campaign against rights, the balance of powers, the Courts, and judicial independence; dangerously advancing towards authoritarianism and an end to the essential pillars of rule… »

15.10.2020

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

The Indigenous Guard of Cauca in Colombia has received a prestigious international human rights award. The group, Kiwe Thegnas (Defenders of Life and Territory), were granted the award in a virtual ceremony. The award is given annually by the Irish organization Front Line Defenders. Kiwe Thegnas won for the… »

18.09.2020

We can achieve peace and rights if we compromise

We can achieve peace and rights if we compromise

By Zenaida Espinosa “If we made a minute of silence for each social leader in Colombia who has been murdered, we would be silent for 15 years”. This painfully truthful phrase was said by the President of the Truth Commission, Father Francisco de Roux, last August 14, at a webinar… »

10.08.2020

Of all the crimes that haunt him, Alvaro Uribe has been arrested for the least serious

Of all the crimes that haunt him, Alvaro Uribe has been arrested for the least serious

While the former president and senator for the Democratic Centre Party (Centro Democratico in Spanish) is being investigated for alleged procedural fraud and bribery, his files in various judicial offices are still full of not yet resolved facts related to murders, massacres, displacements and alleged links with paramilitary groups. Today,… »

27.07.2020

Colombia begins campaign for social leaders’ lives

Colombia begins campaign for social leaders’ lives

The campaign ‘Silence is no longer an option’ began on Sunday in Colombia with the objective to defend the lives of social leaders and signatories of the Peace Accord. Promoted by the Defend Peace movement, the crusade seeks to renew the commitment to life in this nation where the murders… »

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