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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...
“They are killing us”: The streets in Colombia roar for an extreme change in the police
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“They are killing us”: The streets in Colombia roar for an extreme change in the police

Uniformed men shoot at night, people fall and then protesters by day roar, videos in hand, "they are killing us." Colombia goes through a wave of massive protests against the government and police excesses. Popular anger demands an extreme change in the security forces.Police brutality, also denounced by the international community, fueled the social crisis that had already exacerbated the pandemic. Popular discontent then turned to the police, which was forged in the conflict against communist guerrillas and drug trafficking.SIGHT: Colombia: death toll from repression of protests against Duque rises to 42"On Colombia the enemy was inside. And in that sense, the idea of ​​the internal enemy prevails in the imaginary of Colombians, both in the police and in the army ", says Óscar Almario...
National Strike Colombia LIVE |  Tenth day of protests against Iván Duque and police abuse
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National Strike Colombia LIVE | Tenth day of protests against Iván Duque and police abuse

On your tenth day of protests, Colombia it remains a field of demonstrations amid the national strike. Through the social media There have been numerous calls for marches and sit-ins in different cities of the country such as Cali, Medellín and Santander.Follow the LIVE broadcast here:SIGHT: "What impacts us the most is violence and repression": The chilling testimonies of Peruvians in ColombiaEarly on Friday, leaders of the Hope Coalition, the center-left political alliance for the 2022 elections, asked the Colombian president, Ivan Duque, a dialog "genuine”With the organizers of the protests to find solutions to the social discontent that has prevailed in the streets of the country for 10 days.Colombia: Duque will militarize the streets to face protests over the tax reformIván Duque w...
Who is “Techo ‘e Paja”, the former Bolivian drug lord who was a partner of Pablo Escobar and has been arrested again
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Who is “Techo ‘e Paja”, the former Bolivian drug lord who was a partner of Pablo Escobar and has been arrested again

When in Colombia There were almost no coca leaf plantations, the Bolivian Jorge Roca Suárez was one of the suppliers of cocaine base paste for the Medellín Cartel.Nephew of Roberto Suárez, who became known as the "King of Cocaine" in the 1980s, Roca was identified as being a strategic partner of the Colombian Pablo Escobar.SIGHT: The Scottish mercenary hired to kill Pablo EscobarHe spent almost three decades in prison in the United States for his links with drug trafficking and, after returning to Bolivia for a few years, he was recently detained again in Peru.Nicknamed "Techo 'e paja" because of his coppery hair, Colombian and Bolivian authorities point out that he is part of an organization that sought to send huge amounts of cocaine to the United States.The secrets that the freed forme...