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Threats to Democracy: Is Colombia’s Petro Administration Facing a Coup?

By Tanya Nuñez, William Camacaro, and James Jordan We’re reaching out to you with urgent news regarding the political landscape in Colombia. The elected government of President Gustavo Petro and Vice President Francia Marquez, whose rise to power marked a historic moment in Colombian politics, is facing imminent threats from the Colombian oligarchy seeking to…

Colombian Union Leader and Peace Worker in Danger!

The Alliance for Global Justice and the People’s Human Rights Observatory express our profound alarm over the recent threats against Peace Worker and labor leader William Salazar and his family. Salazar is the president of SINDHEP, the union of Human Rights Defenders in Colombia’s Ombudsman’s (peoples advocate) office. He is also the president of REDSIPAZ,…

Colombian Human Rights Defenders Union, SINDHEP, Expelled From The Bargaining Table

By Tanya Nuñez and James Patrick Jordan In a new act of anti-union abuse by Carlos Camargo, Colombia’s right wing Ombudsman, the Human Rights Defenders Union, SINDHEP, was recently expelled from the collective bargaining table on reasons that have no legal basis. This arbitrary and illegal act comes days after SINDHEP made a public denouncement…