Peace In Colombia

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia (pt. 2/2)

August 7, 2017

On July 30th, 2017 armed gunmen went looking for Bladimir Sanchez Espitia at a relative’s house in Bogota, Colombia, and forced their way into the building, terrorizing the housekeeper and some neighbors. Sanchez was not there, because he is hiding, sleeping in a different house every night

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups is Killing Social Activists in Colombia

August 2, 2017

A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups are Killing Social Activists in Colombia Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for social activists. We speak to Bladimir Sanchez Espitia, a TRNN collaborator who documents cases of human rights violations and has received a “death letter” himself

Assassination of 41 Activists in Colombia Threatens Peace Process

May 10, 2017

The Colombian government’s peace agreement with the FARC rebels requires the government to protect activists and former FARC fighters, but their government is not living up to this requirement, says Prof. Mario Murillo

Will the Revised Colombia Peace Accord Succeed?

November 21, 2016

The proposed revisions came primarily from the right-wing while social movements and peace activists around the country were left outside of the renegotiation, says Professor Mario Murillo

Amnesty For FARC Rebels and Land Restitution Will Determine Fate of Colombian Peace Process

October 26, 2016

Political repression and right-wing media discouraged many people from voting in the referendum, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert

Does Colombian President Santos Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

October 7, 2016

The prize is important because it can help overcome the referendum vote against the peace agreement, says Cristin Espinel of the Colombian Human Rights Committee

Colombian Right Gains Upper Hand Following Defeat of FARC Peace Deal

October 4, 2016

Underlying the referendum defeat is the possibility that conflict could escalate with illegal armed groups in the countryside, says professor Mario Murillo

Discontent Over Amnesty May Have Helped Defeat Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

October 3, 2016

Rural and urban voters were divided over support for the accord, says human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik

FARC Members Ready for Peace, But Tensions Remain

September 1, 2016

While the final peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government must be ratified by a national referendum, prospects for ending almost 6 decades of civil war in a country with an extensive history of human rights violations and political crimes.

Paramilitaries Pose Threat to FARC-Colombia Peace Deal

August 26, 2016

The peace deal, which now heads to referendum, comes over more than a century of US intervention in the nation starting with breaking off Panama from Colombia, says labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process

August 22, 2016

After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal which is supported by much of country’s black and indigenous populations

Historic Ceasefire Agreement Signed in Colombia

June 24, 2016

The peace agreement between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government is a major achievement, but will take a while to implement and sustain, says Professor Justin Podur

Colombian Farmers and Union Activists Under Attack

November 3, 2013

Social justice activists face grave risks in Colombia, considered to have one of the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere

Colombian Peace Talks Advance, Both Sides Optimistic

November 2, 2013

Gregory Wilpert: As Colombia marks one-year anniversary of peace negotiations, both the FARC and government officials work to end decades-long conflict

Who Wants Peace in Colombia?

June 1, 2012

Forrest Hylton: The far right is not interested in a peace process

Thousands Call for Peace in Colombia

May 15, 2012

Thousands of victims of violence march in Bogota tell warlords they want an end to the conflict