Colombia intensifies crackdown of dissent ahead of protests

Colombia’s increasingly tyrannical government stepped up the intimidation of opponents on baseless claims that guerrillas would seek violence during anti-government protests on Tuesday. The conspiracy theories coincided with the arrest of alleged protesters and the harassment of social organizations that were trying to organize a meeting in Cali over the weekend. Defense Minister Diego Molano said onContinue reading “Colombia intensifies crackdown of dissent ahead of protests”

Colombian court accuses soldiers of murdering 120 civilians presented as rebel fighters

A Colombian court on Tuesday accused 10 members of the military and a civilian of forcibly disappearing 24 people and murdering at least 120 civilians and falsely presenting them as guerrilla fighters who had been killed in combat. This is the first time Colombia‘s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal has accused members of Colombia’s army in connection with theContinue reading “Colombian court accuses soldiers of murdering 120 civilians presented as rebel fighters”

‘In the middle of a war zone’: thousands flee as Venezuela troops and Colombia rebels clash

Nearly 5,000 refugees holed up in small Colombian town of Arauquita, having fled intense and continuing battles Lizeth Iturrieta, a journalist in the small town of La Victoria on Venezuela’s western border with Colombia, was woken by the rumble of armoured vehicles rolling past her home. Hours later the sounds of gunfire and explosions shookContinue reading “‘In the middle of a war zone’: thousands flee as Venezuela troops and Colombia rebels clash”

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