Colombia

Repression Already Underway, Even Before the Launching of Colombia’s National Strike

Report from James Jordan, with interview of Lorena Ochoa from Lazos de Dignidad Colombia’s machinery of repression started kicking in even though the National Strike for peace, justice, and human rights was still a day away. My partner, Raquel Mogollón, and I arrived in Bogotá at 3am on Wednesday November 20, 2019. After a much…

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…

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

Advertencia Popular para Viajeros a Colombia Para mas información: James@AFGJ.org El gobierno colombiano ha lanzado muchas campañas para cambiar la imagen del país y presentarlo como lugar seguro y divertido para toda la familia, de hecho, un paraíso turístico. Lo cual es una falsedad, toda vez, que en Colombia existe una de las peores crisis…