Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists

After signing a peace deal with its largest rebel group, the FARC, the country saw its homicide rate fall to the lowest point in decades. Now killings are on the rise. Relatives and friends carrying the coffin of Holmes Niscué, an indigenous leader killed on August 19, in the mountains near Tumaco, Colombia.CreditCreditFederico Rios Escobar Read more about Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists[…]

Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism

Ricardo Vargas M |Sociologist with an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Faculty of Human Sciences. What do the figures of cocaine production that have raised red flags on the situation of narcotrafficking in Colombia mean? How to interpret the measures taken by the administration? Three data of the recent report Read more about Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism[…]

The journey of Giramondi and Atrevete!Mundo 2018 in Peru

  Read the diary to get to know the country, its social and human basis through the eyes of Libera. Also this year the moment has arrived of Giramondi – The Travels of Memory and Engagement, and of Atrevete!Mundo, the experience of engagement and international formation! Every year a country is chosen in Latin America, where Read more about The journey of Giramondi and Atrevete!Mundo 2018 in Peru[…]

Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

By Tristan Clavel (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez) On 12 september 2018, Eliás Antonio Saca, an ex-president of El Salvador (Central America), was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the embezzlement of more than $300 million and money laundering. The sentencing is an important step in the fight against corruption in El Salvador, but the sentence Read more about Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet[…]