Martin McGuinness with Opposition Leaders from the Patriotic March, Democratic Pole and Patriotic Union JFC Facilitates Meetings for Martin McGuinness State Visit to Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 30 April 2014

In early April, JFC was asked to facilitate meetings for Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness' state visit to Colombia. Mr McGuinness was invited to Colombia by President Santos in order to support the current peace process between the Government of Colombia and the FARC. JFC Director Mariela Kohon read more



Colombian newspaper endangers peace process by publishing US reward for capture of FARC leaders

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 28 April 2014

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Agricultural workers from across Colombia go back on strike after failed government talks

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 28 April 2014

Agricultural workers from across Colombia will go on strike today after more than seven months of talks with the government have failed to provide concrete solutions to the humanitarian crisis in rural Colombia. With a new unified list of demands, Colombia’s agricultural workers had advised the government that if there read more



Interview with David Florez, Spokesperson Patriotic March

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 28 April 2014

Original article by Noelia Ceballos Terren, in La prsima Noelia Ceballos Terren D.Florez: We are frightened but we are not going to give up. The signing of the Free Trade Agreement (TLC under its Spanish acronym) between Colombia and the US and Canada in 2011 unleashed popular anger against the read more



State official recognises role in psychological torture of journalist

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 25 April 2014

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Agricultural union suffers web attack

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 25 April 2014

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Minister questioned on Colombian human rights situation

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 25 April 2014

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As Colombia commemorates its national victims’ day, four more activists are killed

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Red Cross report reveals continuing internal displacement in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 24 April 2014

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At the Parliamentary reception in Westminster Patriotic March Delegation Visits Europe

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 18 April 2014

During the first two weeks of April JFC hosted a delegation of representatives of the Patriotic March and the MIA (Negotiators from last summer’s agrarian strikes) on a European tour, travelling to Brussels, London, Belfast, Derry-Londonderry and Dublin. The delegation consisted of Olga Quintero of ASCAMCAT, Angel Torres of read more



Victims' Mural in Bogota Defaced by Neo-Nazis

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 17 April 2014

A mural commemorating the victims of the massacre of the Patriotic Union during the late 1980s and early 1990s was attacked and vandalised on the night of April 12th by a group of up to 50 armed and uniformed neo-nazis. The group left a white band painted across the read more



SINTRAEMCALI Offices Firebombed

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 17 April 2014

On Wednesday 16 April the offices of the SINTRAEMCALI municipal workers’ union was firebombed. The union has been subjected to threats and violence since 2004. The attack was carried out at 2.25am by four men, two riding a motorbike and two who then got into a taxi. The read more



Criminalization of Social Movements and the Political Opposition in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

by LILANY OBANDO From Counterpunch JFC Note: Liliany Obando was one of the political prisoners Justice for Colombia campaigned to have freed. Several JFC delegations met her in the Buen Pastor prison where she was held, and one was present for her liberation in March 2012, waiting at the read more



Faustino Acevedo Community Leader Working with Oil Unions Assassinated

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Human rights organisations have reported the assassination of Faustino Acevedo, the president of the ASOCOMUNAL association of community councils from the area of Morro near Yopal in Casanare. Mr Acevedo, a father of three children, was shot three times in the head while having a beer and a meal read more



Indigenous community leader shot dead

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 11 April 2014

Luis Albeiro Guetio Zetty, a local indigenous leader from Puerto Asis was shot dead by two unknown men on the morning of 10 April 2014. Luis Alberto was a leader of the Nasa community. read more



Victims’ leader facing escalating threats

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 10 April 2014

Javier Barrera was one of many victims of the massacre carried out in 1998 in the city of Barrancabermeja and has for several years formed part of the ASFADDES victims’ organisation to demand Justice for the massacre as well as for the dissapearance of fellow members of the organisation, Angle read more



Victims' organisation targeted in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mr Orlando Naranjo, President of the Association of Relatives of Trujillo’s Victims (AFAVIT) and Sister Maritze Trigos, who assists their work, have received a series of death threats, while another of the organisation’s leaders survived an attempted assasination. On 25 March the Ermita del Abrazo, a monument to the victims read more



Mass arrest of Peasant Leaders in Leiva

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 4 April 2014

Seventeen peasant leaders participating in the Grand National Agrarian Summit were arrested on March 17. The 17 are members of Astracan, the Narino peasants’ association and a member of the FENSUAGRO agricultural workers’ union. The leaders had all been active in last year’s agrarian strike during which 19 people were read more