Gustavo Petro’s Alliances and Cabinet Picks Favor Colombian Establishment
Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, has woven together an alliance for a congressional majority. Along with his establishment-friendly cabinet picks, it shows his turn toward the country’s traditional parties and politicians.
Milton D'LeónJuly 23, 2022
Historic Defeat of the Right in Colombia’s Presidential Elections: What Are the Implications of Gustavo Petro’s Win?
The center-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia.
Milton D'LeónJune 20, 2022
Elections in Colombia: A Rejection of Establishment Politics, but No Genuine Relief for the Working Class
Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández’s advance to the second round in Colombia’s presidential elections represent a rejection of the establishment that has ruled the country for decades. But neither candidate will be able to resolve the economic and social tensions faced by Colombians.
Alejandro M. SchneiderJune 5, 2022
Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion
Colombia’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion on Monday, February 21 — another step in the “Green Tide” that has been sweeping Latin America since the feminist movement in Argentina won the legalization of abortion.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaFebruary 22, 2022
Protests in Colombia Spur Government to Hunt Down Youth
In the aftermath of the 2021 “National Strike” in Colombia, the Duque government is treating youth like terrorists and has launched a series of murders, disappearances, and prosecutions.
Begonia DDecember 31, 2021
Indigenous Communities in Colombia Are Being Persecuted, Disappeared, and Displaced
Indigenous people in Colombia are being murdered, disappeared, and displaced. But the Duque government refuses to address their rights and prefers to stigmatize them.
Begonia DSeptember 23, 2021
Workers Call for New Mobilizations in Colombia
The Duque administration and the National Committee of Paro have established a dialogue roundtable to create a solution to the conflict, but no agreement has yet been reached. The Colombian streets show that the key is popular mobilization.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJune 4, 2021
Colombia and the Red Thread of Rebellion in Latin America
The rebellion in Colombia is part of a process of class struggle that has unfolded throughout Latin America, especially since 2019. It reinforces the need to build revolutionary parties and an international revolutionary leadership that will allow these struggles to be led to victory.
Claudia CinattiMay 10, 2021
“We’re Together in This Fight”: Hundreds of Messages of Solidarity from Myanmar to Colombia
Left Voice has received hundreds of messages from Myanmar in solidarity with the brave fighters in Colombia. "We are in the same struggle," people in Myanmar say as they fight the right-wing coup. This is what internationalism looks like.
Left VoiceMay 9, 2021