Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A Venezuelan couple use the Francisco De Paula Santander Bridge to cross between Urena, Venezuela, and Cucuta, Colombia, Aug. 6, 2022. | Matias Delacroix / AP Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro wants peace. Colombia’s military, the largest in Latin America, except for that of Brazil, stands in the way. It benefits from U.S. largesse whileContinue reading “Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Antonio García: Peace is not always associated with social justice and the welfare of society / by People’s Dispatch

The first commander of the National Liberation Army, Antonio García, spoke about the possibility for peace amid a time of historic transformation in Colombia Colombia is undergoing a period of radical transformation. The country which for decades had been dominated by conservative rule, and subject to the demands and needs of the United States governmentContinue reading “Antonio García: Peace is not always associated with social justice and the welfare of society / by People’s Dispatch”

“We are the Nobodies” / by Lina Lucumi Mosquera and Lizeth Sinisterra Ossa

Colombian presidential candidate Francia Marquez – Photo: Facebook Francia Marquez is a Black Colombian woman, an environmentalist, and presidential candidate. Her campaign represents “the nobodies, those who have not had a choice.” The political debate ahead of the presidential election continues to stir in Colombia. On March 13, the country will elect its representatives toContinue reading ““We are the Nobodies” / by Lina Lucumi Mosquera and Lizeth Sinisterra Ossa”