Colombia

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…

Virtual Picket Line-Philip Morris Must Respect Colombian Workers

SINTRAINTABACO, Colombia’s tobacco workers union, is demonstrating TODAY, Friday, October 8th, at noon, at the Philip Morris (Atria Corporation) International headquarters in New York (120 Park Avenue). Join a virtual picket line and flood CEO William “Billy” Giffords and Chief Human Resources Officer Charlie Whitaker with emails telling them to meet the workers’ demands that…

Venezuela & ALBA News 8.20.2021: Venezuela PSUV Elections, Congressional Letter to Biden, Russia and Iran Defend Alex Saab

  Abby Martin Empire Files: CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA He discusses US attempted coup in Cuba, where he was to to be made president, and similar CIA operations in Venezuela, Libya, Ukraine and Honduras Fightback News: Huge election turnout for Maduro’s PSUV 75% of the candidates running are new candidates. All…

Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence!

Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence! Join the hundreds of Colombians and allies who are currently denouncing the emergency situation the country is going through. In Colombia at least one human rights defender, social leader or…