Category Archives: Colombia

Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed, 4th of 2018

A total of 213 social leaders and human rights defenders have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017 to date

Colombian social leader Francisco Zabala was reportedly killed in Antioquia by gunmen.

UN slams Colombia for failing peace process, warns for international intervention

The United Nations on Friday bashed Colombia’s failures to carry out a peace process and warned for intervention of the International Criminal Court.

The international organization said it was “extremely concerned” over an increase in killing of social leaders in Colombia, and blamed disinterest and corruption for impeding peace in the country.

Le sociocide colombien

José Antonio Gutiérrez Dantón

La situation des (non-)droits humains en Colombie est extrêmement préoccupante. Au lieu d’ouvrir la porte à la paix et à l’espoir, l’après-accord avec les FARC-EP apparaît comme une période marquée par l’incertitude et la violence. Alors qu’on fait des comptes joyeux sur la réduction des morts violentes de membres des  forces dites de sécurité, du côté des organisations et des mouvements populaires et de gauche, la réalité est terrifiante.

FARC considering presidential candidate for 2018 elections

Despite earlier claims that the FARC would not put forth a presidential candidate in Colombia’s 2018 election, the group now says it does not rule out proposing a candidate of its own.

Ninth FARC Member Killed in Colombia Despite Peace Process

A social leader is killed every four days despite the peace process agreed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

A member of the former Colombian rebel group, the FARC, has been killed in the town of San Vicente del Caguan, in the southern department of Caquieta.