Though the New York Times broke the story on new military orders in Colombia to double kills, arrests, and surrenders, Colombian magazine Revista Semana had access to the same information. Why didn’t they publish it?
Jaskiran Kaur Chohan and Verónica Ramírez Montenegro
Across cities and rural areas, Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and peasant communities are leading the resistance against the state’s dismantling of Colombia’s 2016 Peace Accords under President Iván Duque.
Despite the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, conflict and violence continue due to the U.S.-supported neoliberal economic model. In order to imagine peace, we must imagine a new model of reparations and justice.
Campesinos colombianos en Briceño han arrancado voluntariamente sus plantas de coca a cambio de apoyo gubernamental para cultivar nuevas cosechas. Pero con el retraso de mucha ayuda, la economía local se ha derrumbado y la presencia de un nuevo grupo disidente de las FARC amenaza traer más violencia.
Colombian campesinos in Briceño, Antioquia have voluntarily uprooted their coca plants in exchange for government support to grow new crops. But with much aid delayed, the local economy has collapsed, and the presence of a newly formed dissident FARC group threatens more violence.