Daniel Halliday
Dec 3 · Last update 11 days ago.

What are some of the problems that have led to recent protests in Colombia?

Hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the government of Ivan Duque Marquez in late November 2019. The demonstrations grew to be one of the largest mass protest movements in the country's recent history in just the space of a week as the peaceful marches turned violent in multiple places. According to UN human rights reports Colombia has the worse human rights record in the western world, but in recent years the country was thought to be on the road to recovery. What is behind this protest movement, what is behind the outbreaks of violence in Colombia, and how will this affect the countries recovery from past atrocities?
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Colombia is suffering under the longest Marxist insurgency in the Western Hemisphere, one that has largely turned into a narcotics war and which most Colombian people accuse Ivan Duque’s government of failing to deal with. The failure of the peace process between the government and a number of paramilitary and drug trafficking groups has been marked by the killings of activist and indigenous social leaders, contributing massively to various protest movements in Colombia and a driving force behind these most recent demonstrations also. President Duque blames the killings on FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) militant groups that have not signed the government 2016 peace accords, but the police have made no investigations or arrests and no suspects have been named. Indigenous groups however blame Colombia’s military for taking part in such massacres that have led to over 700 indigenous social leaders being murdered.

democracynow.org/2019/11/1/cristina_bautista_colombia_indigenous_leaders_killed usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-07-26/thousands-of-colombians-march-to-protest-activist-killings bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50531816

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Colombia is suffering under the longest Marxist insurgency in the Western Hemisphere, one that has largely turned into a narcotics war and which most Colombian people accuse Ivan Duque’s government of failing to deal with. The failure of the peace process between the government and a number of paramilitary and drug trafficking groups has been marked by the killings of activist and indigenous social leaders, contributing massively to various protest movements in Colombia and a driving force behind these most recent demonstrations also. President Duque blames the killings on FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) militant groups that have not signed the government 2016 peace accords, but the police have made no investigations or arrests and no suspects have been named. Indigenous groups however blame Colombia’s military for taking part in such massacres that have led to over 700 indigenous social leaders being murdered.
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