Colombia

Victory in Colombia, but Violence Continues

Thank you to everyone who sent emails to Colombian authorities and made calls to the embassy in support of the demands of the “minga” indigenous and rural community consultations and protests. Government negotiators reached agreements with protest leaders on Saturday night. President Iván Duque will be in Cauca on Tuesday to finalize the matter.. AfGJ supporters sent…

Carta Abierta sobre la Persecución de la Fundación Lazos de Dignidad, Defensores de Derechos Humanos

Para unir su organización a esta carta, manda un correo electrónico a James@AFGJ.org Enviado por el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos del Pueblo A presidente Iván Duque, las autoridades colombianas, y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Hay una cacería de brujas actualmente contra los defensores de Derechos Humanos, la Fundación Lazos de Dignidad (FLD), y…

Open Letter Concerning the Harassment of the Lazos de Dignidad Foundation, Colombian Human Rights Defenders

  If your organization would like to sign on to this open letter, send an email to James@AFGJ.org To read in Spanish Open Letter from the People’s Human Rights Observatory To President Ivan Duque, the Colombian authorities, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: There is a witch hunt currently against the human rights defenders,…

Is Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

By James Jordan According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this…

Ataques a la JEP hundirían a Colombia en la guerra

Públicado en El Turbión Por: James Patrick Jordan – octubre 30 de 2018 En lo que sería un descarado ataque a los acuerdos de paz de Colombia, el fiscal general Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira ha acusado a Martha Lucía Zamora, July Henríquez y Ernesto Caicedo, funcionarios de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP), de haber…

Attacks on Peace Court Could Help Plunge Colombia Back into War

by James Patrick Jordan Send an email to Colombian authorities demanding they drop the charges against July Henriquez, Ernesto Caicedo, and Martha Lucía Zamora In a brazen attack on Colombia’s peace accords, Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez Neira has brought charges against three former officials of the Special Peace Jurisdiction courts (JEP, by its Spanish…