Wave of Right-Wing Violence Threatens Peace for Colombia

Klaus Zapata, 21, murdered by Colombian paramilitaries on March 6, 2016

Klaus Zapata, 21, murdered by Colombian paramilitaries on March 6, 2016

by James Jordan

Amid expectations of a successful completion of peace negotiations this month, Colombia has experienced a wave of paramilitary and military assaults. These have occurred while the leader of Colombia’s far right, ex-president Álvaro Uribe, has called for an April 2nd march against the negotiations. As extremists prepare to protest legally, their ideological compatriots are taking to the streets with guns in hand. Both share the same goal: stop the peace accords. Read More….

(Originally published in Telesur English)