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Peace Agreements: A New Stage in Colombian History

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By: Roque Gonzales La Rosa / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / July 27, 2017 The oldest and most resilient guerrilla of Latin America just turned over their weapons, after 53 years of life that are now becoming part of the glorious history of resistance of our peoples. […]

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Colombia: War and Peace in our Time

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By: Matilde Trujillo Uribe / Source: Clarin de Colombia / The Dawn News / June, 2017 Introduction 2017 arrived amidst the dark shadows of peace and war. It brought along the heavy weight of the past. Nothing new under the sun, nothing changed, and it seems as though nothing different […]

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Colombia: Union leader murdered in the Valle del Cauca

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Source: ALBA Movimientos / The Dawn News / July 2, 2017 Social organizations denounced that 11 social leaders have been murdered so far this year. The president of the National Syndicate of Workers from the Agricultural Industry (Sintrainagro), Alberto Román Acosta, was murdered past Saturday in Guacarí. This was reported […]

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A resident from Choco demonstrates during the civil strike. | Photo: EFE
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Colombia’s Choco Expands Civil Strike Protesting Govt Inaction

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Residents of Choco, the poorest region in Colombia, have slammed authorities for turning their backs on some of the country’s most vulnerable people. Source: TeleSUR / The Dawn News / May 15, 2017 Residents of Colombia’s Choco department, one of the areas of the country hardest hit by over half […]

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Media Corporations Hide Wave of political Murders in Colombia

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / Comuna / May 1, 2017 Colombia is suffering a wave of murders of human rights defenders, indigenous people and social leaders, in a violent escalade that is being concealed by the media corporations that control the information agenda in Latin America. Only last week, six indigenous […]

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