Category: Colombia

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Yesenia Barragan: Black Lives Matter in Colombia

“Our Love for Life is Greater Than Our Fear of Death”

Vernellia Randall: Grand Jury Could Indict Ham Sandwich, Wilson Walks

An interview with author and professor Vernellia Randall about the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict, justice for Black America, and a look at the victims of Colombia’s civil war

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Justin Podur: Colombia: The Early Signs of a Violent Peace

The peace talks need to be accompanied by peaceful behavior

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Justin Podur: The Colombian Peace Negotiations

Prospects and continuing horrors

Constanza Vieira: Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years

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Yesenia Barragan: Santos Won. But When Will Peace Win in Colombia?

Lost in the media celebrations was the question of how the end of the Official armed conflict would impact the unofficial campaign of ongoing violence against unionists, human rights activists, and dissidents

Dawn Paley: Colombian Poor Occupy Lands Slated for Military Base

Holding down an occupation for five months isn’t easy. Doing so in Colombia, even less so

Evan Pheiffer: Colombia’s Marcha Patriótica

Though it was established less than two years ago, the Marcha Patriótica (MP), a Colombian left-wing political movement, is already on the brink of collapse. Or extermination

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Amy Goodman: Beyond Plan Colombia: Covert CIA Program Reveals Critical U.S. Role in Killings of Rebel Leaders

A new report has exposed a secret CIA program in Colombia that has helped kill at least two dozen rebel leaders

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Immanuel Wallerstein: An Imperfect Peace: Colombia’s Civil War Nearing End

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end. A changed geopolitical context combined with a deep sense of exhaustion on both sides is permitting an uncertain and imperfect compromise Read more…

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