Ivan Duque

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

November 26, 2019

Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education funding.

‘Massacre’ of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement

November 8, 2019

Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership.

Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections

October 29, 2019

Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.

Colombia's President "Wants War," FARC Dissidents Comply

Colombia’s President “Wants War,” FARC Dissidents Comply

August 30, 2019

Colombian activist Manuel Rozental explains that the flawed 2016 peace agreement with the FARC rebels was an important step forward, but now FARC dissidents are giving in to the government’s push for more war

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

June 2, 2019

Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel Rozental speaks to us about the situation from one of the most affected areas

Month-Long Student Strike Paralyzes Colombia's Public Universities

Month-Long Student Strike Paralyzes Colombia’s Public Universities

November 16, 2018

Colombia’s university students face on-going repression of their protests, while they continue their month-long university strike, demanding adequate funding for the public university system. Recently elected conservative president Ivan Duque faces his first crisis. We speak to Prof. Forrest Hylton

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM worker’s protest in Colombia, organized by the ASOTRECOL union, reports on the shareholder meeting and what is going…

Far-Right Wins Presidency in Colombia: ‘A Frightening Result’

June 18, 2018

Ivan Duque, who is the candidate of former president Alvaro Uribe, won a solid victory for Colombia’s presidency and will probably take Colombia back towards civil war and internal repression, with the help of the US and other conservative governments, argues Manuel Rozental, of PueblosEnCamino.org

Colombia’s Choice: ‘Fascism’ or ‘Protest Vote Without Program’

June 15, 2018

As Colombians vote in the presidential run-off election this Sunday, they face a stark choice between the far-right/fascist candidate Ivan Duque and the center-left Gustavo Petro. Even though the center-left has enough votes, infighting could very well keep Petro from winning, says Manuel Rozental of pueblosencamino.org

Colombia Makes a Historic Shift in First-Round Presidential Vote

Colombia Makes a Historic Shift in First-Round Presidential Vote

May 29, 2018

For the first time in decades a leftist candidate, Gustavo Petro, has made it to the run-off with a real chance of winning the presidency, if other centrist parties agree to support Petro, says Prof. Mario Murillo