Afro-Colombian Human Rights Defender Facing Assassination

By Amnesty International. -

Danelly Estupiñan defends the rights of the afro-descendent population in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca as part of the organization Black Community Process (Proceso Comunitario Negro). For the [...]

133 Former FARC Members Assassinated Since Peace Agreement Signed In 2016

By Alba Ciudad, Orinoco Tribune. -

Servio Delio Cuasaluzán Guanga was murdered on Monday in Colombia, specifically at El Palmar point, Chabú village, municipality of Ricaurte (Nariño), and became former FARC guerrilla number 133 [...]

FARC Leader Jesus Santrich Freed At Top Court’s Order

By Staff, Telesur -

Colombia's Prosecutor office announced Thursday the release of Jesus Santrich, less than a day after the country's Supreme Court ordered his release, the latest development in a legal saga [...]

Stop The White House Assaults On Colombia’s Peace Accord

By James Patrick Jordan, AFGJ -

In what may constitute a mortal blow to Colombia’s peace process, President Ivan Duque has defied the order by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) to releaseJesús Santrich, aka Seuxis [...]

Indigenous Leaders Decry Colombia’s Deadly Crackdown On Land Protesters

By Taran Volckhausen, News.mongabay.com -

One person has reportedly died and another was injured after police in Colombia cracked down on a protest by indigenous groups demanding a meeting with the country’s president over land rights. [...]

Urgent-Colombia Minga Betrayed, Uribe Defends Possible Massacre Of Protesters

By Staff, Afgj.org -

The Alliance for Global Justice is saddened and enraged that Colombia’s President Iván Duque, just 200 yards away, decided to abandon his visit with indigenous and popular movement leaders in [...]

Colombian Military Attacks Popular Movements TWICE In Cauca

By Staff, Afgj.org -

There is a crisis happening right now in Cauca, Colombia. The Colombian Armed Forces have attacked a “minga” in the village of Cairo, municipality of Cajibío – twice in two days – and are still [...]

Hiding Colombia’s Human Rights Nightmares In A Venezuelan Coup

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

It can – and should be said that our imperialist coups are never about democracy, but more so about protecting our investments, killing the threat of a good example, and of spinning a media tale [...]

Harassment And Intimidation Of Colombian Peace Activists “Lazos de Dignidad”

By Staff, Afgj.org -

The Alliance for Global Justice is concerned about harassment and intimidation that is being experienced by Colombia’s legal collective Fundación Lazos de Dignidad (FLD – Links of Dignity [...]

Stage Set Long Ago For Encounter At Colombia-Venezuela Border

W.T. Whitney Jr., Peoplesworld.org -

On February 23, the U.S. and Colombian governments joined in trying to push humanitarian supplies from the Colombian border city Cúcuta into Venezuela. They were using humanitarian aid as a [...]

Pence Threatens War In Venezuela At Colombia Summit: “There Is No Turning Back”

By Eric London, Wsws.org -

US Vice President Mike Pence delivered a bellicose speech before representatives of 14 Latin American countries at a meeting of the Lima Group in Bogotá, Colombia, yesterday. The remarks were [...]

Hypocrisy As Human Rights Crisis Grows In Colombia But US-Colombia Threaten Venezuela

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (Analysis) — Several troubling situations are currently playing out across Colombia, yet the country’s continuing downward spiral into drug-fueled and politically-motivated [...]

Pompeo Pushes Brazil And Colombia For Regime Change In Venezuela

By Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis.com -

The Trump administration has been increasingly hostile towards the Caribbean nation, escalating sanctions and even threatening a military “option.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is due to [...]

109 Social Leaders Assassinated In Colombia In First 9 Months Of 2018

By Staff, Resumen-english.org -

On December 6, human rights organizations denounced before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) the high incidence of violence against social leaders, which in the first 9 months [...]

Colombian Soldiers Implicated In Social Leader’s Murder

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Alvaro Gomez Garzon became the 183rd social leader killed in Colombia in 2018. Communal leader and human rights defender Alvaro Gomez Garzon was reportedly murdered by members of the Colombian [...]