New Scandal Links Politicians With Narcotraffic

The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office Saturday withdrew a pre-agreement reached with Laureano Martinez, former butler of the farm owned by the family of Colombian ex-ambassador to Uruguay Fernando Sanclemente, where authorities found a narcotics processing laboratory. This statement comes after it became known that Sanclemente did know about the drug business and tried to get his employee to plead guilty without involving him.

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Open letter of ELN to the US State Department and Attorney-General’s Office and to the Colombian government

We are documenting her a statement issued by the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia: The anti-drugs policies of the United States and Colombian government are failing because they have been unable to present anything new to the world other than fumigation with glyphosate and forced eradication.    Such solutions are lacking in common sense because an economic, social, environmental and cultural phenomenon can be overcome only through policy initiatives of the same kind: economic, social and cultural, not through police measures and zero attention to the real situation of…

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International Conference for the Implementation of the Peace Agreement

The situation in Colombia remains disturbing amid a growing wave of violence and intimidation throughout the country, and countless murders of social leaders. Abuse and the use of force are proving to be a structural problem. The tremendous escalation of violence in the country is largely due to a government that allows paramilitary groups – responsible for hundreds of murders of social, farming, and trade union leaders – to exist. The government is also disregarding one of the great milestones of the Peace Agreement, the Special Investigation Unit for the…

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Solidarity with the exemplary struggle of SINTRAMETRO in Medellín

The International Coordination of Metro Trade Unions unanimously support the struggle that the SINTRAMETRO comrades have been waging since its creation and which intensified during the Covid pandemic19 . It is worth recalling the trade union closure of the TRICENTENARIO station on 18 July due to the lack of protective measures on the part of the metro management and the authorities after several Covid19 positive.

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Colombian government must end repression and return to path of peace

We are following with concern the situation in Colombia after the murder of lawyer Javier Ordóñez at the hands of two police officers. Duque’s government is brutally repressing civil society mobilisations demanding justice, resulting in another ten deaths. In recent months, there have been plenty of cases of police brutality instigated by the government against demonstrators and during the long months of confinement due to the pandemic. The authorities must carry out credible investigations and hold to account those responsible for human rights violations within the police forces and the…

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UNI Graphical and Packaging takes firm stance against dismissals of Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia workers

This week, UNI Graphical and Packaging and UNI Americas expressed their firm opposition to the decision taken by Graphic company Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia to dismiss 25 workers. The decision was made by the company using the excuse of Covid-19, even though the company continued to work during the pandemic, especially on large contracts with the Colombian government.  

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UNI takes stand against dismissals at Colombian graphical company

This week, UNI Graphical and Packaging and UNI Americas expressed their firm opposition to the decision taken by Graphic company Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia to dismiss 25 workers. The decision was made by the company using the excuse of Covid-19, even though the company continued to work during the pandemic, especially on large contracts with the Colombian government.   The vast majority of those who lost their jobs were women who had worked for the company for over 30 years, and UNI affiliate SINTRAPULCAR and UNI Americas has…

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