Posts in

Archives


The meeting between representatives of the National Strike Committee and the Colombian government, held on May 17, ended without reaching an agreement. The National Strike Committee, which brings together a diverse group of social organizations and unions, published A declaration after the meeting and reported that the far-right national government of President Iván Duque had …

Colombian government ready to negotiate but protests must end first Friday, May 14, 2021 – 08:44 UTC Full article ?? We are ready to sit down to negotiate, ?? said Ceballos The Colombian government of President Iván Duque insisted on Thursday that the National Unemployment Committee must withdraw from the conflicts affecting the country if …

Colombian Foreign Minister resigned Thursday May 13 amid international condemnation of the excessive use of force by security forces against civilians engaged in anti-government protests since April 28. Claudia Blum, in a letter to President Ivan Duque, did not specify the reasons for his departure. “I am sure that … the country will continue on …

Deadly protests that claimed 34 lives show no signs of slowing down Bogota – Colombia – Deisy Paricio lights candles at a remembrance ceremony in the Soledad neighborhood for those who died during 10 bloody days of protest in Colombia. “We are here to denounce the actions of a criminal regime,” she said with a …

Artist Doris Salcedo has always thought of her sprawling installation Fragments (2018) as an “anti-monument”. To mark the end of 52 years of guerrilla warfare in his native Colombia, which left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, Salcedo melted 37 tons of weapons handed over by the rebels of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces …

Top line Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) joined several other U.S. lawmakers in condemning the Colombian government‘s crackdown on its citizens, as widespread protests against poverty and inequality in the country that have been gravely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic continue into a second week. Protesters take part in a demonstration against a tax reform proposed …

Amid continuing unrest across Colombia and as reports of state violence mount, the US State Department has weighed in, urging the Colombian government to exercise restraint and dialogue in responding to the protests. Jalina Porter, deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State released a public statement that reads: Jalina Porter is the principal deputy …

Last night, Aeronáutica Civil (Aerocivil), the Colombian civil aviation authority, announced the temporary closure of Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (above) in the Cali suburb of Palmira, leaving passengers stranded at both at the airport and at other national and international airports with pending flights from Colombia’s third largest city. The decision to close the …