Category: Colombia

Tom Power: Buenaventura Wakes Up

Buenaventura, Colombia’s largest port-side cities, generates US$2 billion in revenue for the Colombian State, yet over half the city doesn’t have access to drinking water. Furthermore,  unemployment is above 60%, it lacks a major hospital to serve its 400,000 residents, and illegal armed groups have been inflicting heinous violence on the civilian population for more Read more…

Chelsey Dyer: Trump and Santos at the White House

As protests in Colombia rage on, President Trump’s meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos could point towards a deepening of militarized drug war policies over investing in Colombia’s peace process

Thomas Power: Neoparamilitaries- whats so new about them? 

Paramilitaries are widely seen as the number one threat to lasting peace in Colombia

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Hector Mondragon: The plan to Gaza-ify the Colombian Peace Process

Without understanding the problem of the concentration of land ownership, it is impossible to understand anything that has happened in the country in the past eighty years

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Vijay Prashad: A 50-Year Civil War

If the vote had gone the other way, Colombia might have shown the world that even intractable civil wars can come to an end. It would have been a message to Syria and the Congo, a message of the power of negotiation towards a new civil compact. But this did not come to pass.

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Colombia: A Bright Light is Extinguished

The stalemate and the ensuing battle fatigue led each side to reconsider its all-or-nothing position and to enter into political negotiations. How did this happen?

Robert A. Karl: Beyond October 2: Possible Futures in Post-Referendum Colombia

Beyond the final results of the vote itself, October 2 thus demonstrated the resiliency of Colombian social life in the face of violence, and how those local, rural movements will still help to define a new Colombian democracy

Chris Courtheyn: A Racial Analysis of Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite

Not ready to surrender anytime soon, the Colombian social justice movement deserves our international solidarity in this crucial moment of struggle over the type of ‘peace’ to prevail in Colombia

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Vijay Prashad: A lost opportunity

No one wants war anymore, but the referendum rejecting the landmark agreement between the government and the FARC could push Colombia towards a fractious peace

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John Feffer: Colombia: Disturbing the Peace

Should we rethink the way voters weigh in directly on matters of national security and international relations?

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