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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.

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.

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 D

December 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 D

September 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.

The Struggle Continues in Colombia

Colombia's wave of protests continues unabated. This is a first hand account from a comrade living in Colombia.

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 Cinatti

May 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 Voice

May 9, 2021

The Rebellion in Colombia Requires a Real General Strike to Overthrow Duque

At the lowest point in the economic crisis affecting the great majority of the oppressed masses, workers, peasants, indigenous people, and youth and amid the third wave of Covid-19 that is killing 500 people each day, Colombian president Iván Duque decided to intensify his attacks on the masses with his tax reform. But the response was a forceful mass protest that eventually led him to back down and withdraw the plan after five days of protests in almost every city in the country.

Milton D'León

May 8, 2021