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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

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…

People’s Travel Advisory on Colombia

en español… Note: The People’s Travel Advisory for Colombia does NOT call for a boycott of travel to Colombia, but for responsible travel to Colombia that supports the nation’s aspirations for peace, justice, and liberation from Empire. Click here to learn more… People’s Travel Advisory for Colombia: The Colombian government has launched many campaigns to change…

While Weakening OAS Institutionality, US and Right-wing Opposition Fails to Achieve Objectives.

By Chuck Kaufman (Original source material translated by Nan McCurdy) Last week’s turbulent meeting of the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Medellin, Colombia, further weakened the regional body, virtually killed Secretary General Luis Almagro’s prospects for re-election, and dealt yet another devastating blow to the Nicaraguan opposition and the Trump…

Upcoming Venezuela Delegation | Apply NOW!

Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela announces new delegation: SANCTIONS vs SOVEREIGNTY Join us in Venezuela for Bolivarian Independence Day  Join the Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela  July 4 – 14, 2019 At this critical moment affecting Venezuela and, perhaps, the entire international community, we will travel to…