Colombia

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords

Originally published in Liberation A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force. Iván Márquez (aka Luciano Marín Arango) made the announcement in a press conference…

Q&A Regarding the Reorganized FARC-EP in Colombia

Questions and Answers Regarding the Re-Organization of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army). Many have heard by now about the press conference held on Thursday announcing the re-arming of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army). A press conference was held in which some commanders and peace negotiators from the…

Assassination attempt against Gustavo Gallardo, Colombian human rights defender, close friend to AfGJ

The Alliance for Global Justice expresses our concern for the safety of our close friend and associate, Gustavo Gallardo. Last night, August 7 2019, he was the object of an assassination attempt in Bogotá, Colombia when armed men in a pickup shot at his vehicle. Gustavo is the President of Fundación Lazos de Dignidad (FLD,…

Death Curse in Caloto – Colombian unionist and opposition candidate declared “military object”

by James Patrick Jordan Note: Even as I finish writing and publishing this piece, we have received two more notifications of paramilitary murders of activists in the area of Caloto, Cauca. Send an email to Colombian authorities demanding protection and an end to the threats against Gerardo Barona and Andy Murcia Under cover of night…

Advertencia Popular para Viajeros a Colombia; Llamado para Acciones Internacionales el 27 de Septiembre, 2019

Llamado para un Día Internacional por la Paz de Colombia el 27 de septiembre del 2019. Por favor, hace clic para firmar la Advertencia Popular para Viajeros a Colombia Las organizaciones y personas firmantes llamamos a la comunidad internacional, para que se una con nosotros organizando diversas actividades desde: manifestaciones, velas, eventos educativos y culturales,…

People’s Travel Advisory on Colombia, Call for International Actions for September 27, 2019

en español… Join Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Piedad Córdoba, and Noam Chomsky and sign the People’s Travel Advisory on Colombia The below organizations and individuals call on the international community, that they might unite with us to organize diverse activities including: demonstrations, vigils, educational and cultural events, and other actions for Peace…