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Protests in Colombia: a raised fist representing the social struggle is inaugurated in Cali
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Protests in Colombia: a raised fist representing the social struggle is inaugurated in Cali

A fist raised twelve meters high that represents "the fight" was inaugurated this Sunday in the place known as Puerto Resistencia, in the Colombian city of Cali, the epicenter of protests in the country.The monument was built for 17 days, while the city lived its most violent and anarchy-laden days, by people of all professions, from engineers to photographers, visual artists, students and businessmen, among others.SIGHT: "We are many and we are not afraid": More politicized youth are spearheading the protests in ColombiaJuan, a photographer who participated in the initiative, explains that the dark colors at the base of the arm represent the darkness that existed in the country before the social outbreak that began with the protests on April 28.On the upper part, the arm is tattooed with ...
Two civilians killed and four policemen injured after new riots in Cali
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Two civilians killed and four policemen injured after new riots in Cali

Two civilians killed and four police officers injured left clashes during riots in Cali, capital of the department of Valle del Cauca (southwest), the Police reported this Saturday.READ ALSO: The wife of former president Saca in El Salvador is sentenced to 10 years in prison The commander of the Cali Metropolitan Police, Brigadier General Juan Carlos León Montes, said at a press conference that the riots occurred on Friday night at the site known as Paso del Comercio.The officer explained that in that place "there was a very strong confrontation" in which the police "are shot with firearms.""Throughout the day (Friday) we had the presence of protesters who wanted to block the road again "General León Montes pointed out. He added that before the attack, they proceeded to repel with the M...
Colombia: thousands of people march dressed in white against unemployment and roadblocks
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Colombia: thousands of people march dressed in white against unemployment and roadblocks

Large groups of protesters dressed in white mobilize this Sunday against protests and road closures in Colombia that unleashed a severe crisis that leaves almost 60 dead in clashes between police and armed civilians.In Bogotá, Medellín and other parts of the country, demonstrations are advancing against the protests that for a month have had President Iván Duque on the ropes, who had to resort to the military to try to regain control of cities like Cali and other towns in the southwest from the country. SIGHT: Colombia: at least 13 dead in protests commemorating a month of social outbreak | PHOTOSMen and women in white walk with banners calling for "peace" or "no more roadblocks" and chanting prayers. "Today we go out to march peacefully to ask that the strike end and we return to work (....
Protests in Colombia: Bachelet calls for independent investigation into Cali deaths
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Protests in Colombia: Bachelet calls for independent investigation into Cali deaths

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle bachelet, expressed concern on Sunday about the clashes in the Colombian city of Cali, which left more than a dozen dead, and called for dialogue and an independent investigation.SIGHT: Colombia: at least 13 dead in protests commemorating a month of social outbreak | PHOTOS“It is essential that all persons who allegedly caused injury or death, including State officials, are subject to prompt, effective, independent, impartial and transparent investigations, and that those responsible are held accountable to the law”, He said Bachelet it's a statement.Cali, with some 2.2 million inhabitants, it is the epicenter of violent protests and roadblocks that exasperate part of the population. Cali, under military control after the most violent d...
LIVE: At least three dead in protests commemorating a month of social outbreak in Colombia |  PHOTOS
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LIVE: At least three dead in protests commemorating a month of social outbreak in Colombia | PHOTOS

Three people died this Friday in confusing events that occurred in Cali, the epicenter of the protests in Colombia and the main city in the southwest of the country, during the sixth day of the "national strike", confirmed Mayor Jorge Iván Ospina.Follow the broadcast LIVE, here: “Three people, unfortunately, have died. I express my solidarity and condolences to their families. This situation has occurred among those who block and among those who wanted to pass. The brawl has brought this crazy situation of death and pain, ”Ospina said in a video released by the Mayor's Office.The crimes were committed in the La Luna sector, in the center of the city and one of the places where the scenes of greatest violence have been experienced since the protests began a month ago.VERSION OF A WITNESS...
Duque announces militarization of Cali, Colombia’s third city, amid bloody protests
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Duque announces militarization of Cali, Colombia’s third city, amid bloody protests

The president of Colombia, Ivan Duqueannounced this Friday "The maximum deployment" of military assistance for the department of Valle del Cauca (southwest) and its capital, Cali, which today experienced a new wave of violence during the sixth "National strike" in which at least three people died.”Starting tonight, the maximum deployment of military assistance to the National Police begins in the city of Cali and in the department of Valle”Duque said in a statement from that city, where he leads a security council to address the situation.Colombia celebrates a month of protests against the Government of Iván Duque | PHOTOSColombia registers a record of 25,092 new cases of coronavirus while Bogotá prepares to reopenColombian Senate rejects motion of censure to Defense Minister for repre...
Colombia: Tuluá Palace of Justice is set on fire after clashes between protesters and police |  VIDEOS
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Colombia: Tuluá Palace of Justice is set on fire after clashes between protesters and police | VIDEOS

The City Courthouse colombian de Tuluá was set on fire this Tuesday, after a new day of protests in the area that ended in riots and violence.SIGHT: Bogotá will deliver to the UN complaints about human rights violations during protests against DuqueThe images of the burning building were disseminated on social networks by the authorities, who condemned what happened in this city in the department of Valle del Cauca, 94 kilometers north of Cali.Colombia: at least 129 people are still missing in the protests against DuqueColombia: a baby and a young man die in new outbreaks of protests against Duque"Unemployment belongs to nobody": How young Colombians resist more than 20 days of protests“Attacks like tonight in Tulua stop being vandalism and become terrorist acts. Peaceful protest is legit...
Colombian Minister of Defense supports before Congress the actions of the police in the protests
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Colombian Minister of Defense supports before Congress the actions of the police in the protests

The Minister of Defense of Colombia, Diego Molano, defended this Monday the police actions during a debate on a motion of censure in Congress where senators and representatives accused him of being "politically responsible" for the police violence in the protests that began on April 28.SIGHT: Who is Marta Lucía Ramírez, the Foreign Minister of Colombia who is on tour in the US?The seven-hour session, which ended without a vote to remove the minister from office, was called by 18 congressmen for “human rights violations” allegedly committed by the security forces during the violent demonstrations, which left at least 43 dead and 129 people listed as missing.Lasso opens Ecuador to free trade when he takes officeThe place that holds the world record for lightning strikes per year: up to 1.6 m...
“Unemployment belongs to nobody”: How young Colombians resist more than 20 days of protests
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“Unemployment belongs to nobody”: How young Colombians resist more than 20 days of protests

"Unemployment belongs to nobody", defend the young people who remain in the "front line" of the protests against the Government of Colombia in the city of Cali, who have been described as the generation of "neither nor" because they neither study, nor work, nor are they afraid of dying.Alfredo Mondragón, a social leader in the region, describes it like this: In Cali, the third most important city in the country and now the capital of the “endurance”Because it is the epicenter of the protests, there are 130,000 men, between the ages of 16 and 28, without jobs. Among women, the situation is worse as there are 154,000.SIGHT: Pope Francis calls for dialogue in Colombia and defends "the right to demonstrate peacefully""Before in Cali common violence killed about 300 youths a year and their na...