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.
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.
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.
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.
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.