Category: Colombia

Pete Dolack: There’s no place for clean water under ‘free trade’

That last ruling provides the essence of “free trade” agreements — the accumulation of corporate power to override all democratic controls over health, safety, environmental or labor safeguards

Justin Podur: ‘Paz Colombia’: the Latest US Attempt to Control Colombia?

​The U.S. has announced funding for a new Plan Colombia as the country moves towards a resolution to its civil war. What is its real purpose?

Vijay Prashad: At the edge of peace

Anticipation sweeps Colombia over peace talks with the FARC-EP rebels. This time the hope is that the terrifying example of the 1980s will not be repeated

Yesenia Barragan: What is Peace Without Justice in Colombia?

The Colombian government’s dark history of murdering dissidents should give us pause before celebrating peace

Vanessa Vargas Rojas: Revisiting a Dark Episode in the Life of Pablo Neruda

Forty-two years since the death of Pablo Neruda, revisiting the interpretation of an obscure episode the poet described in his book of memoirs, “I Confess That I Have Lived,” in which he himself is the author of a rape. The figure of the poet Pablo Neruda has never been free from controversy. Nobel prizewinner for Read more…

Justin Podur: The most dangerous moment in Colombia’s peace talks

Regional political changes that could sink the accord

Justin Podur: #HackedTeam and Colombia

How surveillance helps a violent state

Natalia Fajardo: Cycles of Oppression, Cycles of Liberation

The Nasa People of Colombia Are Dispossessed Once Again

Yesenia Barragan: The Battle over Black Freedom in Colombia

The Black Lives Matter movement has resonated deeply with black activists and organizers in Colombia

Joe Emersberger: Breaking the Silence about Colombia and Ourselves

The USA’s human rights record at home is terrible in some important (and quickly worsening) ways, but if one includes its victims beyond its borders then it is indisputably the most dangerous rogue state in the world

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