Canada discusses human rights with Colombia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Twitter photo by Michael Grant. On May 31, Michael Grant, the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas for Global Affairs Canada, tweeted about a meeting with Colombia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Francisco Javier Echeverri Lara and officials from both countries. Grant noted: “Very productive 15th bilateral consultations with Colombia Read more…

Colombian president Duque announces “maximum deployment of military assistance” as national strike continues

To register for this webinar, click here. On the evening of Friday May 28, Colombian president Ivan Duque stated in a televised message: “From tonight begins the maximum deployment of military assistance to the national police in Cali and the province of Valle.” Deutsche Welle reports: “Duque has ordered nearly Read more…

Service Employees International Union expresses solidarity with the National Strike in Colombia

Photo: SEIU President Mary Kay Henry. The American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have sent a joint letter to the Biden Administration on the situation in Colombia. SEIU Healthcare is a healthcare union in Canada Read more…

CREDHOS at permanent assembly of Petroleum Workers Union (USO) at entrance to the Ecopetrol refinery in Barrancabermeja

On May 25, the Barrancabermeja, Colombia-based Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) tweeted: “A blockade at the refinery of Barrancabermeja by the social and popular organizations of the region in unity with the Petroleum Workers Union (USO) within the framework of national strike taking place throughout the Read more…

Justice and Peace Commission documents police harassment of defenders in the Portal Americas humanitarian space

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace at Portal Americas, May 20. On May 23, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace tweeted: “#Bogotá #PortalResistencia ‘they are seeking to be killed’, the threat in the second police harassment of defenders from @FlazosDignidad, @DefenderLiberta, @Justiciaypazcol a few hours ago in the rounds it Read more…