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“THERE’S NO NEED TO PUT MORE OBSTACLES IN PLACE”: THE TOUGH MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE JEP Interview: Justice Eduardo Cifuentes analyzes 2020 and talks about what’s to come in 2021

El Tiempo, December 30, 2020 https://www.eltiempo.com/justicia/jep-colombia/ano-nuevo-2021-entrevista-con-eduardo-cifuentes-presidente-de-la-jep-balance-del-2020-557975 (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) After three years holding the reins of …

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THE TOUGH WORDS OF FATHER DE ROUX, THE LEADER OF THE TRUTH COMMISSION In a heartfelt end of year message, the priest begged the government to undertake the totality of the peace.

El Tiempo, December 30, 2020 https://www.eltiempo.com/justicia/jep-colombia/fin-de-ano-2020-el-mensaje-del-padre-de-roux-presidente-de-la-comision-de-la-verdad-para-2021-557875 (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) 2021 will pass into the history books …

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RED ZONES, A NEW HOME FOR SOLDIERS FROM THE UNITED STATES Military exercises between Colombian and U.S. troops in January 2020 were carried out at the base in Tolemaida

By Javiér Alexander Macías, El Colombiano, December 24, 2020, first published in June 2020 https://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/paz-y-derechos-humanos/zonas-rojas-nueva-casa-de-militares-de-ee-uu-OA13134930 (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN …

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THE KEY POINTS IN THE ANLA HEARING ON AERIAL ASPERSION WITH GLYPHOSATE

El Espectador, December 19, 2020 https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/judicial/en-vivo-la-esperada-audiencia-de-la-anla-sobre-aspersion-aerea-con-glifosato/ (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) This December 19 multiple campesino and civil …

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“COLOMBIA ACCUMULATES MORE THAN 10 APPLICATIONS WITHOUT ACCEPTING ANY RAPPORTEURS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

Contagio Radio, July 8, 2020 https://www.contagioradio.com/colombia-acumula-mas-de-10-solicitudes-sin-aceptar-de-relatores-de-la-onu/ (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) In the midst of the pandemic, the …

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TODAY’S DRUG POLICY AND YESTERDAY’S GLYPHOSATE Aerial fumigation is facing a very different moment in the world and in the country with regard to drug policy and its limits.

By Isabel Pereira,* Dejusticia, December 16, 2020 (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) This Saturday, December 19, in Florencia, …

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THE UNIMAGINABLE AND UNSUSTAINABLE LENGTHS THEY GO TO IN ORDER TO SILENCE US

Message from the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó December 13, 2020 https://www.cdpsanjose.org/node/196 (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer …

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WHAT THE VICTIMS OF RECRUITMENT BY THE FORMER FARC ARE WAITING FOR

By Valentina Parada Lugo, EL ESPECTADOR, November 24, 2020 https://www.elespectador.com/colombia2020/justicia/jep/lo-que-esperan-las-victimas-de-reclutamiento-de-las-ex-farc/ (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) The midlevel officers …

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“THE KILLING OF INMATES IN LA MODELO PRISON WAS INTENTIONAL,” HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

El ESPECTADOR, November 24, 2020 https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/judicial/muertes-de-internos-en-la-modelo-habrian-sido-intencionales-human-rights-watch/ (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) In March of this year, after an …

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THE ROLE OF RETIRED GENERAL FANDIÑO IN THE MASSACRE AT SAN JOSÉ DE APARTADÓ WILL NEVER BE EXPLAINED

By Alejandra Bonilla Mora, EL ESPECTADOR, September 14, 2020 https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/judicial/rol-del-general-r-fandino-en-la-masacre-de-san-jose-de-apartado-se-quedo-sin-esclarecer/ (Translated by Eunice Gibson, CSN Volunteer Translator) Retired General Héctor …

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