Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

In the two days after Oliver Dodd published this article in the Morning Star newspaper on 4th December, Colombia’s state again sent highly trained commandos into Venezuelan territory as part of two separate covert operations falling under the strategic rubric of “hybrid warfare”, assassinating alias Romaña and alias Paisa, two of the five secretariat members… Read More Colombia: a mercenary state serving US imperialism

Colombia’s Mercenary Industry is Behind the Haitian Coup

Almost every assassin involved in the murder of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was Colombian. That’s no coincidence: if you want mercenaries for hire on the cheap, often trained by the US military, you can find them in spades in Colombia. Colombia’s right-wing vice president Marta Lucía Ramírez recently complained that “Colombia should not be making international headlines… Read More Colombia’s Mercenary Industry is Behind the Haitian Coup

Colombia: under a hail of bullets, workers and peasants refuse to retreat

The Duque government is slipping back into Latin America’s old methods of controlling the poor — from the streets of Bogota, OLIVER DODD reports on the explosion of state terrorism and the resistance it has provoked ON APRIL 28 millions of Colombians answered calls to take to the streets to oppose tax reforms proposed by… Read More Colombia: under a hail of bullets, workers and peasants refuse to retreat

Colombia’s insurgency resumes: Why Segunda Marquetalia, a wing of the Farc, have returned to war

Inside a base in the Catatumbo mountains, OLIVER DODD speaks to Comandante Villa Vazquez in the first ever face-to-face interview with a senior figure in the recently re-established guerilla army DESPITE signing the 2016 peace deal that brought more than 50 years of war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) to an end, the nation’s… Read More Colombia’s insurgency resumes: Why Segunda Marquetalia, a wing of the Farc, have returned to war

The Colombian Connection: US imperialism and Venezuela

OLIVER DODD explains that big business in Colombia has everything to gain from extending its war against the poor within its own borders to the fledgling socialist state that it neighbours ON May 3, armed combatants arrived from Colombia to take prisoner or assassinate leading figures of Venezuela’s left-wing political leadership, including the country’s president,… Read More The Colombian Connection: US imperialism and Venezuela