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At least 70 arrested in latest round of Colombia protests

The demonstrations marked the end of a weeks-long pause in the unrest over taxes, police and poverty. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/22/dozens-arrested-in-latest-round-of-colombia-protests Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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25 Colombia police stations vandalized and dozens injured as unrest continues

23 protesters and one police officer killed after general strike over unpopular tax reform met with heavy-handed response Twenty-five police stations in Colombia’s capital city…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Claudia Lopez Colombia Forrest Hylton Ivan Duque neoliberalism

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Cauca Colombia FARC Ivan Duque Manuel Rozental peace agreement

‘Massacre’ of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement

Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Colombia FARC Ivan Duque peace agreement

Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections

Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war. The post Colombia:…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Colombia drug trafficking FARC Ivan Duque Ivan Marquez Jesus Santrich Juan Manuel Santos Manuel Rozental

Colombia’s President “Wants War,” FARC Dissidents Comply

Colombian activist Manuel Rozental explains that the flawed 2016 peace agreement with the FARC rebels was an important step forward, but now FARC dissidents are…

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Posted in #TheRealNews #Venezuela Colombia Dan Cohen Juan Guaido Richard Branson Virgin

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal

An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Alvaro Uribe Colombia FARC Ivan Duque peace agreement political violence

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel…

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Trump’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump’s effort to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras….

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Posted in #Politics #Venezuela Colombia humanitarian aid Juan Guaido Mark Weisbrot nicolas maduro sanctions

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War

News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions…

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