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Main image: Community leaders, military and San Pablo municipal delegates meet. Photo: Jaskiran Kaur Chohan Just over a year ago many Colombians and observers around the world were perplexed as to how a country could vote against peace. After that night of short-lived highs and interminable lows the ‘Yes’ camp, in tears and despair, looked for ways to keep the...
24 January. With the new year in Colombia came a new sentence from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, holding the state responsible for human rights violations committed in the context of ‘Operation Orion’. In this Operation, the army, together with the ‘Cacique Nutibarra’ bloc of the AUC paramilitary organisation, stormed the marginalised slum neighbourhood ‘Comuna 13’ in Medellín,...
Colombians in the UK use President Santos' state visit to renew their calls for peace following the shock No vote in referendum on peace agreement with the FARC
Where demobilisation of the FARC may leave a dangerous vacuum and increased violence
An interview with Mauricio Rosencof, one of the founding members of the Uruguayan guerrilla group the Tupamaros, which first came to international attention in 1966.
An appeal by the main guerrilla group for intellectuals and artists to join in building the new Colombia
Like Cuba’s Ladies in White and Argentina’s Mothers of the May Plaza before them, Colombia’s Mothers of Soacha continue to do the slow and painful work of human rights defence in one of the world’s riskiest countries. According to civil society estimates, Colombia is perennially the most dangerous country in the world for human rights defenders, and since the...
London's La Clave Festival returns to Crouch End on Saturday June 17, with music, film and talks, three of them organised by LAB.  The three LAB events all take place in the Council Chamber at Hornsey Town Hall. 11am – 12pm BRAZIL Brazil Post Impeachment: One year of Temer GovernmentJournalists Ali and Jan Rocha will explain the background to Dilma Rousseff's impeachment in 2016 and look at Michel Temer's controversial first year in government....
Gwen Burnyeat's account of the crucial FARC 10th Guerrilla Conference, exclusive for LAB
The killing of a Zapatista schoolteacher leads subcomandante Marcos to adopt a new identity in honour of his fallen comrade

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