Colombia

Fraud and Threats vs. Hope and Peace in Colombia’s Elections

By Gabriel Mogollón (Gabe is a second year Environmental Engineering student, and the grandson of a refugee from the Bogotazo repression in the 1948 elections, when the popular, front-running candidate Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was assassinated on April 9th of that year)  Send an email to James@AFGJ.org to get information about our May 25-June 1, 2022…

Venezuela & ALBA News 4.1.2022: Unreported Ongoing US-Backed Colombia Terrorist War on Venezuelan Border

  Orinoco Tribune: Venezuelan Army Dismantles Colombian Paramilitary Camp for Making Explosives in Apure The Bolivarian National Armed Force dismantled an illicit explosives producing base used by Colombian narco-terrorists in Apure state, Venezuela. Major General Domingo Hernández Lárez wrote that the Venezuelan troops who patrolled the area as part of the 2022 Operation Bolivarian Shield…

Charla de Colombia, with Senators Benkos Biohó and Victoria Sandino!

April 1: Senators Israel Zuñiga, aka Benkos Biohó and Judith Simanca Herrera, aka Victoria Sandino. Benkos  and Victoria Sandino are former comandantes of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) and negotiators of the 2016 Peace Accord. They served as senators for the legal FARC political party after the accords were implemented. They are…

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA

Election Update; and announcing: CHARLA DE COLOMBIA / TALKING ABOUT COLOMBIA This year’s elections in Colombia could bring a seismic shift in Colombian politics and rejuvenate a peace process that many had pronounce dead. There is the possibility of a thorough rejection of the far right in the ballot box. People are tired of austerity,…

Join the Colombia Electoral Accompaniment and Observation Mission, May 22-June 1

Join the Colombia Electoral Accompaniment and Observation Mission, May 22-June 1 Colombia’s Comité Permanente de Derechos Humanos (CPDH) has invited the Observatorio por los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos to organize an international delegation to accompany threatened campaigns and social movements for the first round of presidential elections on May 29, 2022. The mission does…

Misión Electoral a Colombia de Acompañamiento y Observación, 22 de Mayo a 1 de Junio

Delegación de Acompañamiento y Observación Electoral a Colombia, 22 de mayo – 1 de junio de 2022 El Comité Permanente de Derechos Humanos (CPDH) de Colombia ha invitado al Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos a organizar una delegación internacional de acompañamiento a las campañas y movimientos sociales amenazados durante la primera vuelta…

Death Squads threaten Colombian Human Rights Defender Darnelly Rodriguez twice in two weeks

We are very worried for the safety and security of Centro Pazífico coordinator, Darnelly Rodriguez. On November 19 2021, she received the second of two death threats in two weeks. This threat came from the AGC paramilitary group. She was listed along with several other social movement and union leaders in a pamphlet that was…