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Colombia: I resist, therefore I exist

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‘Resisto, luego existo’, the new exhibition at Bogota’s Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliacion opens to the public with documentaries about centres of resistance around the country.

Mining: democracy comes from the street

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Protests at Chubut in Argentina highlight the importance of pressure from the streets to force local officials to hold the line against destructive mine development. In Brazil, meanwhile, it is the trans-Brazil FIOL railway project that is mobilising communities to defend their land and livelihoods.

Does Colombia’s migration policy work for Venezuelans?

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Around 2,000 Venezuelans per day are now migrating to Colombia, mostly using 'informal' crossing points. Colombia's policy of economic integration has benefited some, but now faces growing hostility towards the newcomers
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Voz II | Saving Lives in Secret: The Medical Mission of...

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When anti-government protests erupted in Colombia in April, the neighbourhood of Siloé in Cali quickly became an epicentre of resistance. Our guest writer, Jahfrann, was there with the medical mission "ESCONDIDA". He describes a nightmarish scene in which the instinct to preserve life is driven underground by state repression.

Notes from Colombia

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Colombia’s security forces are in retreat. Human rights defenders are in bad shape. These are desperate times in the country. WOLA's Adam Isacson returns from his first visit to Colombia in nearly two years. Here are his reactions.

Stepping softly on the earth

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A new film from Marcos Colón interviews indigenous leaders from across the Amazon whose thinking could transform our world as modern extraction and exploitation tip us further towards chaos and the destruction of the planet

Latin America deadliest region for earth defenders

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A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.

Colombian artists reflect on rural violence and memory in short film

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The short film is intended as an expression of solidarity with the current strike and its title, Desolvido, translates as ‘unforgetting’; evoking a desire not to forget past moments of beauty even in the face of a violent present.

Colombia: representing women victims of the armed conflict

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By comparing the discourse of a Colombian broadsheet and a pacifist feminist organisation, Isabelle Gribomont demonstrates how language can impact the ways victims are understood and treated in a (post-)conflict society.

‘Sex work’ in Colombia: the other side of the coin

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The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.

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