The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.
Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.
Ravelo, a well-known human rights activist, is the victim of flawed judicial processes.
Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.
Popular momentum is building to ensure that any settlement coming out of upcoming peace negotiations with insurgents promotes social justice.
Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.
At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.
Marchers, 100,000 of them, filled the Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.
President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.
Argos, fifth largest cement producer in Latin America, used paramilitary groups to force farm families off land thereby expediting land transfers.