Posts Tagged ‘Colombia’

Tierradentro Hypogea, Colombia’s Mysterious Underground Necropolis

Tierradentro is a national archaeological park in Colombia. Within the Tierradentro Park are structures known as hypogea as well as stone statues. This unique South American site gives visitors a glance into Colombia’s mysterious ancient past. Hypogea are defined as any structure built underground, but more commonly they are known as ancient tombs or temples, […]

Colombia Arrests 10 Over Attacks on Duque’s Helicopter, Military Base

BOGOTA—Colombia has arrested 10 people accused of involvement in attacks on a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque and a military base last month that officials said on Thursday were planned by former FARC terrorist leaders based in Venezuela. The car bombing at the base in the northeastern city of Cucuta, home to the army’s 30th […]

Why Many In Colombia Embark On New Strike

Social organizations called new strikes for Tuesday, Colombia’s Independence Day, to demand that Congress passes legislation on economic policy, peace and human rights. The latest strike was called by the National Strike Committee more than 80 days after it’s initial April 28 strike sparked protests throughout Colombia that have continued in the cities. The initial […]

2 U.S. Men, Ex-Colombia Soldiers Held In Haiti Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Seventeen suspects have been detained so far in the stunning assassination of Haiti’s president, and Haitian authorities say two are believed to hold dual U.S.-Haitian citizenship and Colombia’s government says at least six are former members of its army. Léon Charles, chief of Haiti’s National Police, said Thursday night that 15 […]

The National Strike In Colombia: A Trade Union Perspective

For the past month and a half, Colombia has been gripped by social and political upheaval on a level unparalleled in the past half century. On 28 April, a national strike began that surged across the roads and avenues of more than 600 cities around the country, an unexpected but welcome surprise for the leaders […]

Protesters In Colombia Are Finding Ways To Break The Stigma Of Dissent

Above Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images. Colombia’s media and politicians have cast activists as the enemy for decades. One group is trying to change that. A recent satirical video has been gaining steam among Colombian youth, titled “Todo es Culpa de Petro,” **or “Everything is Petro’s fault.” The video highlights the story of a young man who […]

Helicopter Carrying Colombia’s President Duque Struck by Bullets in Attack

BOGOTA—A helicopter carrying Colombia’s President Ivan Duque and others was struck by multiple bullets in an attack on Friday, he said in a video message. The incident took place while the president’s helicopter was flying through Colombia’s Catatumbo region toward the city of Cucuta, capital of the country’s Norte de Santander province, Duque said. “What’s […]

Everyone ‘safe’ after Colombia president’s helicopter attacked

Colombian President Iván Duque said that everyone was safe after a helicopter carrying him and several senior officials came under fire in a region bordering Venezuela. Defence Minister Diego Molano, Interior Minister Daniel Palacios and the governor of Norte de Santander state, Silvano Serrano were also on board the helicopter that was attacked in the […]

Social Movements And Protestors Intensify Struggle In Colombia

[embedded content] Today we look at the latest on the national strike in Colombia, a strike for better pay and staffing by health workers in New Zealand, and more In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at the ongoing national strike in Colombia and the establishment of the National People’s Assembly by various […]

Peace In Colombia Should Mean Land Reform And An End To Hunger

Colombia’s ongoing national strike is part of a decades-long struggle against the political and economic elites to demand peace and dignity for all. Since the end of April, Colombia’s streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and the peasantry and tried to suffocate any […]

Police and protesters clash as Colombia’s Duque deploys military

Violent scenes play out in the Colombian cities of Popayan and Medellin as anti-government demonstrations show no sign of abating. Colombian President Ivan Duque announced he was deploying military troops to Cali, the city at the epicentre of protests across the country that have left dozens dead over the past month. Source 00

The Struggle Continues in Colombia

Above Photo: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara Colombia’s wave of protests continues unabated. This is a first hand account from a comrade living in Colombia. Colombia’s wave of protests continues unabated. On May 12th, there were massive demonstrations throughout the country, indicating that the movement shows no immediate signs of waning. Between the last national mobilisation and […]

The Roots Of Colombia’s Crisis 2021

There has been a social explosion of the Colombian people against poverty and repression. President Duque’s ‘tax reform’ package was the last straw that broke their patience. The biggest upsurge of sustained popular protest since the 1970s has brought the country to an absolutely pivotal moment: Colombia’s future hangs in the balance. In this article […]

Repression Of National Protests In Colombia Is Backed By The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. May 17, 2021 Colombians have been on a national strike since April 28 with protests in 500 cities and blockades that have shut down the major highway. The protests were sparked by a proposed bill that would place the burden of financing the country’s debt on the people while […]

Colombia Has Lost Its Fear

Above photo: “Resistance Port: Against the Reform.” Media Libre Cali. NOTE: This article written in early May provides important context about the uprising in Colombia. A Nationwide Uprising Continues in the Face of State Violence. After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year […]

Colombia: Anti-Government Protests

Colombia: Anti-Government Protests Peaceful anarchy. This is Part 4 in a series. Colombia’s security forces apparently entered panic mode and the government of President Ivan Duque all but collapsed after the US Congress reiterated threats to cut military funds. The panic was most evident on the National Army’s twitter page, which suddenly began publishing in Spanglish about […]

From Palestine To Colombia: The End Of The White World Colonial/Capitalist Project?

Despite the quickening decline of the “West,” the US and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. “Biden labels himself an ‘Atlanticist’ — shorthand for a white supremacist.” The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a […]

‘Stop the massacre’: Colombia tax protests continue after more than a dozen people DIE in clashes with police

Heated demonstrations over a proposed tax reform in Colombia have continued even after the government pulled the controversial bill, reignited by the death of a young activist reportedly shot in the head by police. Rallying around the slogan “Stop the massacre,” protesters took to the streets in several cities on Monday, following the news that […]

Colombia: Violent Repression Of Anti-Government Protests

Above photo: Twitter. Residents of Bogota and Medellin continued to report brutal police repression of anti-government protests while Colombia’s third largest city Cali retook the streets on Saturday. The massive turnout followed days of terror that left 10 people dead since Wednesday, the first day of a national strike against a tax reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque. The […]

Colombia warns of new and aggressive strains of dangerous coffee fungus

Colombia’s coffee federation has discovered nine new, more aggressive variants of the fungus that causes coffee rust, it said on Thursday, urging producers to plant more resistant coffee varieties to avoid spreading the disease. Colombia, the world’s top producer of washed arabica, has 855,000 hectares (2.1 million acres) of coffee crops, while some 500,000 families […]

“Greek Captain of Colombia” Petros Voidonikolas Passes Away

Captain Petros Voidonikolas. Courtesy Panagiota Voidonikolas The story of Petros Voidonikolas may be similar to that of many other home patriots who leave their Country to find another home abroad. Because of his expansive personality and heart, he left an unmatched legacy that will always be remembered by his friends and family in Colombia and […]

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021

The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st and March […]

Policing Driverless, Undermining Russia, Spraying Colombia – New World Next Week

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Watch on Archive / BitChute / Minds / Odysee / YouTube This week on the New World Next Week: police are plotting to hijack your driverless car; UK gov and MSM mouthpieces caught in operation to undermine Russia; and the Biden regime pressures Colombia to begin […]

Israeli citizen murdered in Colombia by local criminals, police suspect

Idan Shushan, 34, an Israeli citizen who for the past few years has been living in Colombia, was murdered late Thursday night in the city of Medellin, N12 reported. According to the report, Shushan was shot in his head twice at point-blank range by an unknown assailant who managed to escape before police arrived to […]

US, OAS, Colombia Try To Steal Ecuador’s election

The US State Department is pushing a politicized vote recount, overseen by the coup-sponsoring OAS, after socialist Andrés Arauz won Ecuador’s election in a landslide. Meanwhile Colombia’s ex-president warns his country’s “radical right” is “interfering” with “slander” and a “dirty game.” Guayaquil, Ecuador – A popular socialist candidate, Andrés Arauz, won the first round of Ecuador’s […]

Titanoboa: The Monster Snake that Ruled Prehistoric Colombia

You may not want to read about this frightening creature if you suffer to any degree from ophidiophobia, or even if you are about to embark on a camping trip. Titanoboa fossils show it was the largest snake in the world. It lived during the Paleocene epoch, about 60 million years ago, so you are […]

Huts, Mountains and Coffee Plantations: The Hidden Church in Colombia

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>(Open Doors UK) — For many of you, your Sunday services have taken on an unusual feel this year. The locations, routines and form you’ve grown familiar with were changed in an instant. It’s been hard, and we’re not sure when church life will return […]

Pastor’s Son in Colombia Refuses Guerrilla Gang, Finds Refuge in Christian Children’s Center

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> COLOMBIA (Missions Box) — Timóteo’s family found Jesus and converted from the beliefs of their tribe in Colombia. That made them targets for persecution — and made Timóteo a target for guerrilla gangs. You’re 11 years old, and you’re walking home from school. A […]

Colombia’s National Strike

Colombia’s National Strike Above photo: Anti-government protest in Medellin. Jorge Calle. The beginning of the end of Ivan Duque. A year after Colombia’s biggest anti-government protests in four decades, President Ivan Duque has gone from being an unpopular fraud to being accused of terrorism. Duque and his Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo may not know it yet, but the protests […]

Colombia: ‘The Number One Demand On The Streets Is For Justice’

Colombia: ‘The Number One Demand On The Streets Is For Justice’ Above photo: “Who protects me from those who are supposed to protect me” Javier Jiménez, Colombia Informa. Massive protests have broken out in Colombia following the torture and murder of Javier Ordóñez by the police. Nicolás Arias of Colombia Informa talks about what led to […]

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