Thomas Power

Unforgiving Repression of National Strike in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For a week, people from all over the world have looked on in horror as the Colombian government’s crackdown on a national strike has been unforgiving. Different organizations have different tallies, but they all indicate tragedy.

  • May 7, 2021
  • 3:51 PM

Biggest Coal Mine in Latin America Accused of Human Rights Violations in Colombia

A coalition of Colombian and international organizations file complaints, claiming “Carbones de Cerrejón” is responsible for human rights violations. 

  • Feb 10, 2021
  • 2:53 PM

Despite Violence in Colombia, FARC-EP Continues to Demand Peace

Over 200 demobilized guerrillas have been killed since the 2016 Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) as a multitude of other illegal armed groups spread and grow. In October, the new FARC political party led a pilgrimage for life and peace across the country to demand that the Peace Accords be implemented and the violence stop.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

Protests Against Inequality, Violence and Police Brutality Spread Throughout Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — On September 21, social movements, trade unions, and student organizations held protests throughout Colombia, resulting in 142 actions including in the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

The US-Led Drug War and Human Rights Violations in Colombia Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Since March, the Colombian military has been carrying out counter-narcotic operations, resulting in the deaths of small-scale farmers.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

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