Posts Tagged ‘Colombia’

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 […]

Hungry, sick and increasingly desperate, thousands of Venezuelans are pouring into Colombia

Despite turning away Venezuelans with cancer or chronic diseases, the hospital treated 1,200 migrant emergency patients last month, up from the handful of patients, mostly traffic collision victims, in March 2015, before the Venezuelan exodus started gathering steam. Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blacklistednews/hKxa/~3/enXB8yAA1jw/hungry-sick-and-increasingly-desperate-thousands-of-venezuelans-are-pouring-into.html 00

How It Happens–Colombia Turning Israelis Away After criminal behavior of Israeli Tourists

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Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia

Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia Above photo: Sara Quiñonez (left) and Tulia Maris Valencia. Photo credit: Afro Colombian Solidarity Network. From Black Alliance for Peace. Human-rights and social-justice organizations in Colombia as well as the international community demand all charges be dropped and the state immediately release Afro-Colombian activists imprisoned on frivolous “terrorism” […]

Ecuador’s Drastic Pro-US Rightward Swing Continues with Disavowal of ELN-Colombia Peace Talks

QUITO, ECUADOR (Analysis) — Ecuador’s government has pulled the plug on its support for peace talks between the Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), noting that it would not condone such talks as long as the ELN continues to wage its armed struggle against the state. The guerilla group remains the largest […]

Colombia’s Murder Rate Is At An All-Time Low But Its Activists Keep Getting Killed

By Fabio Andres Diaz, International Institute of Social Studies and Magda Jiménez, Universidad Externado de Colombia A 2016 peace agreement between the Colombian government and the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was supposed to bring peace to this South American country after a 52-year civil war that killed 220,000 people. […]

On Brink of a Stable Peace, Colombia Faces Familiar US-Backed Right-Wing Elements Seeking to Subvert It

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — With Colombia’s March 11 legislative elections ending in a near tie between right- and left-wing coalitions, the future of an already precarious peace process most likely hinges on the May 27 presidential vote. When far-right uribista Ivan Duque of Centro Democratico (Democratic Center) squares off against left-leaning former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro, […]

EU Commissioner Stylianides in Colombia: over €31 million in humanitarian aid announced for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Colombia’s election observers cry foul over failure to investigate fraud allegations

nsnbc : Alejandra Barrios, director of Colombia’s electoral observer, said the government has failed to install electoral tribunals to investigate hundreds of fraud claims […]

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