Colombia: NATO consolidates control over South American beachhead

NATO starts cooperation with Colombia in defence education

On 2-6 May 2022, NATO staff visited Colombia to discuss prospects of enhanced cooperation between NATO and Colombia, notably in the domain of defence education, within the framework of NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme.

Colombia: NATO consolidates control over South American beachhead

Colombia Court Says 5,733 People Killed, Disappeared in Campaign Against Left-Wing Party

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Some 5,733 people were killed or disappeared in Colombia as part of a campaign against the left-wing Patriotic Union (UP) party between 1984 and 2016, acts linked to paramilitaries with military backing, the country’s transitional justice tribunal said on Friday.

Colombia Court Says 5,733 People Killed, Disappeared in Campaign Against Left-Wing Party

Suspending Russia: A Precedent that Undermines the Credibility of the Human Rights Council

April 8, 2022 BY ALFRED DE ZAYAS

On 7 April the UN General Assembly decided to suspend Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council. This establishes a destructive precedent not only for the future of the Human Rights Council, but for the future of other United Nations institutions.

Suspending Russia: A Precedent that Undermines the Credibility of the Human Rights Council

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YouTube: UN Vote Russia out of Human Rights Council – No Investigation, No Impartial Ruling (via The New Atlas)

Russia’s Exclusion from the Human Rights Council Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Venezuelan Army Dismantles Colombian Paramilitary Camp for Making Explosives in Apure + More

Venezuelan Army Dismantles Colombian Paramilitary Camp for Making Explosives in Apure

Attack on thermoelectric complex in Venezuela foiled

Iran’s Support for Venezuela Undermines US Sanctions, Says SOUTHCOM

Venezuela Launches Venezuelan Congress of Women

Documentary – ‘Venezuela: The Cost of Challenging an Empire’

AMLO ridicules Euro-Parliament that welcomed Venezuelan fugitive

H/T: Venezuela & ALBA News 4.1.2022

Colombian Vice-Presidential Candidate Gets Death Threat + Alcibíades Moreno, the social leader of artisan emeralders in western Boyacá, murdered

Colombian Vice Presidential candidate Francia Marquez is again threatened by right wing groups in that country. She demands that president Ivan Duque protect her and others leaders as well.

Colombian Vice-Presidential Candidate Gets Death Threat

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The murder of Alcibíades Moreno Moreno, recognized for defending the rights of artisanal miners in the emerald area of Muzo in western Boyacá, reached a steep figure of 45 social leaders murdered in the country, according to the ongoing follow-up by the Institute of Studies for the Development and Peace (Indepaz).

Alcibíades Moreno, the social leader of artisan emeralders in western Boyacá, murdered