Colombia Colombia: Assassinations of Social Leaders Climb To 286 This Year An Indigenous woman cries during a protest against violence, Colombia, Oct. 19, 2020. "He was murdered by the police officers," said Eliana Marcela Garzon, his former sister-in-law. "The police had to subdue them.". Here's what that means, Shelter officials oppose Trump's effort to expel migrant children, Police fatally shoot gunman at landmark NYC cathedral, Oil tanker "hit from an external source" while unloading gas, Why pharmacies administering vaccine could bring "chaos", Watch Live: Biden to address the nation after Electoral College votes, CBS News poll: Most feel election is "settled" but Trump voters disagree, Biden adviser Cedric Richmond says Republicans privately say Trump lost, Biden, Harris introduce team who will "deliver immediate relief", Biden facing pressure to pick Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, Biden to nominate Tai for trade rep and McDonough for veterans affairs, Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department, Biden to nominate Marcia Fudge to lead HUD. Thousands of workers and students have been holding marches across Colombia to protest against the government of President Iván Duque. A Chilean protest movement that began in October has resulted in the country's neoliberal leadership promising to rewrite the constitution; also in October, protests against austerity erupted across Ecuador. The clashes between rioters and anti-riot police unit ESMAD took place near the local university, away from the more than 20,000 people who were marching, singing and dancing through Colombia’s 3rd largest city peacefully. Protesters on Monday shouted “Long live the National Strike”, an echo of the November 2019 protests: precursors to today’s demonstrations centred on anger at official corruption and proposed pension cuts – a fledgling movement cut short, at least for a while, by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) John le Carré, definitive Cold War spy novelist, has died at 89, Germany steps up COVID lockdown measures over winter holidays, U.S. officials expelled 66 migrant kids in violation of court order, Rare shark attack kills tourist off St. Martin in eastern Caribbean, California Privacy/Information We Collect. The movement began when Indigenous leaders convened a minga, or mass gathering, on 8 October to address what they viewed as a growing crisis.In the Quechua Indigenous language spoken throughout the Andes, minga means shared work, or a meeting in solidarity for neighbours to undertake a communal task. Ordoñez, 46, can be seen face down on the ground as two officers kneel on him and repeatedly use their stun guns on him. "We are not street gangs, but rather families that are taking care of their property," Santiago Palacios, a gym trainer guarding his house in the San Cristobal neighborhood of northern Bogota, told AFP. The nationwide protests and strikes were organized by union workers calling for labor and pension reform. Bogota, Colombia – For nearly a week, thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets across the country in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades. COLOMBIAN REBELS THREATEN RENEWED VIOLENCE, ACCUSE GOVRNMENT OF BREAKING PEACE DEAL. Thousands, Including Indigenous People, March in Peaceful Colombia Protests By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020, at 10:36 a.m. The ongoing protests were described as peaceful overall and under control by Colombia's National Police Director, General Oscar Atehortua, and the Minister of Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez. “One thing is a peaceful expression through protest,” he said. Trump administration pushing delay in nursing home vaccinations, Cuomo gives update as vaccine rollout begins, Potentially major hack of government agencies disclosed, Presidential electors will be voting today. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike on Nov. 21 that drew an estimated 250,000 people to the streets. September 11, 2020 / 6:57 AM Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. "They became aggressive," Amaya told local media. 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"He was murdered by the police officers," said Eliana Marcela Garzon, his former sister-in-law. "The police had to subdue them.". Here's what that means, Shelter officials oppose Trump's effort to expel migrant children, Police fatally shoot gunman at landmark NYC cathedral, Oil tanker "hit from an external source" while unloading gas, Why pharmacies administering vaccine could bring "chaos", Watch Live: Biden to address the nation after Electoral College votes, CBS News poll: Most feel election is "settled" but Trump voters disagree, Biden adviser Cedric Richmond says Republicans privately say Trump lost, Biden, Harris introduce team who will "deliver immediate relief", Biden facing pressure to pick Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, Biden to nominate Tai for trade rep and McDonough for veterans affairs, Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department, Biden to nominate Marcia Fudge to lead HUD. Thousands of workers and students have been holding marches across Colombia to protest against the government of President Iván Duque. A Chilean protest movement that began in October has resulted in the country's neoliberal leadership promising to rewrite the constitution; also in October, protests against austerity erupted across Ecuador. The clashes between rioters and anti-riot police unit ESMAD took place near the local university, away from the more than 20,000 people who were marching, singing and dancing through Colombia’s 3rd largest city peacefully. Protesters on Monday shouted “Long live the National Strike”, an echo of the November 2019 protests: precursors to today’s demonstrations centred on anger at official corruption and proposed pension cuts – a fledgling movement cut short, at least for a while, by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) John le Carré, definitive Cold War spy novelist, has died at 89, Germany steps up COVID lockdown measures over winter holidays, U.S. officials expelled 66 migrant kids in violation of court order, Rare shark attack kills tourist off St. Martin in eastern Caribbean, California Privacy/Information We Collect. The movement began when Indigenous leaders convened a minga, or mass gathering, on 8 October to address what they viewed as a growing crisis.In the Quechua Indigenous language spoken throughout the Andes, minga means shared work, or a meeting in solidarity for neighbours to undertake a communal task. Ordoñez, 46, can be seen face down on the ground as two officers kneel on him and repeatedly use their stun guns on him. "We are not street gangs, but rather families that are taking care of their property," Santiago Palacios, a gym trainer guarding his house in the San Cristobal neighborhood of northern Bogota, told AFP. The nationwide protests and strikes were organized by union workers calling for labor and pension reform. Bogota, Colombia – For nearly a week, thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets across the country in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades. COLOMBIAN REBELS THREATEN RENEWED VIOLENCE, ACCUSE GOVRNMENT OF BREAKING PEACE DEAL. Thousands, Including Indigenous People, March in Peaceful Colombia Protests By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020, at 10:36 a.m. The ongoing protests were described as peaceful overall and under control by Colombia's National Police Director, General Oscar Atehortua, and the Minister of Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez. “One thing is a peaceful expression through protest,” he said. Trump administration pushing delay in nursing home vaccinations, Cuomo gives update as vaccine rollout begins, Potentially major hack of government agencies disclosed, Presidential electors will be voting today. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike on Nov. 21 that drew an estimated 250,000 people to the streets. September 11, 2020 / 6:57 AM Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. "They became aggressive," Amaya told local media. He offered a reward for information leading to the capture of "the authors of the homicides. At least 151 police and military officers have been injured, in addition to 122 civilians. A man died in Bogotá after police pinned him to the ground and repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun despite his pleas for them to stop. "I want them to grow up knowing laws are followed. 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Natacha Larnaud is a social TV producer for CBS News. All rights reserved. Nearly 11 percent of Colombians are out of work and 17.5 percent of young adults are unemployed. Market data provided by Factset. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The mass anti-government protests that have arisen in several Latin American countries have boiled over into Colombia as thousands took to the streets in … In an interview with Semana Noticias, Juan David Uribe, a man who said he was with Ordoñez, called the account "false" and said there had been no argument. Colombia has been rattled by protests since Thursday, when an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets amid a strike organized by unions, student groups and indigenous organizations. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians demonstrated for various reasons. ", López condemned the incident on Twitter, calling it an example of "unacceptable police brutality," but urged protesters to refrain from vandalism and violence. Some protested against income inequality, corruption, police brutality and various proposed economic and political reforms proposed by the government of Iván Duque Márquez, others against the few violent protestors and in favor of the Colombian peace process, etc. Protests against police violence in Colombia have left at least 13 dead and hundreds wounded after police and protesters clashed in major cities across the country. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. VENEZUELA STARTS MILITARY EXERCISES AT COLOMBIA BORDER, US PROMISES BOGOTA FULL SUPPORT. “The space for dialogue exists,” he said. Protesters also expressed anger at the perceived slow-walking of the rollout of the country’s historic 2016 peace deal with the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ... today … Police said the officers were responding to a dispute involving multiple people who had been drinking and breaking social distancing rules. Student leader José Cárdenas told AP that the marches in Colombia were inspired by the other movements on the continent. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The nation has one of the highest inequality rates in South America, though its economy has been growing at a faster rate this year. Colombia hasn’t seen such protests in several decades. In Bogotá and Cali there was some violence reported in the news. "I don't want them to grow up feeling like there isn't justice in this country," she said. or redistributed. Colonel Guillén Alexander Amaya Olmos, head of the local police force, said the officers were called to reports of a fight in the street by concerned neighbors and that officers arrived to find eight "intoxicated" people. Cali‘s city hall issued a 7PM curfew after violence erupted on the fringe of anti-government protests that were peaceful in the rest of the city and Colombia.. 22 November 2019 ... Do today's global protests have anything in common? The 2019–2020 Colombian protests are a collection of protests that began on 21 November 2019. “Another very different thing is to take advantage of the protest to sow chaos.”. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. In Medellín, the protests were essentially peaceful and are slowly disbanding now. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. In the first 15 months of his administration, Duque has watched his approval rating plummet to 26 percent and has faced a series of setbacks. Buses and police stations were set on fire, and many businesses and vehicles were damaged. Ordoñez can be heard saying, "Please, no more," as witnesses urge police to stop. Colombia: 2 days of protests leave 13 dead, over 400 injured Authorities say two days of protests in Colombia over the death of a man in police custody … Legal Statement. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. | … The collective, patched together from hundreds of distinct Indigenous and Afro … The officers have been relieved of their duties while investigations take place, authorities said. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. He later died at a local hospital. ", Garzon said police reform is needed, especially for children like her nephews. Violent Protests Erupt in Colombia After a Man Dies in Police Custody A video showed officers pinning down Javier Ordóñez and shocking him with a stun gun as he begged them to stop. Violent clashes between protesters and police occurred after an estimated 250,000 took to the streets to reject the conservative government of Colombian President Iván Duque. These nationwide protests in Colombia are just today. Colombia protests: Three dead as more than 200,000 demonstrate. The last time the city imposed a curfew was in 1977 for a general strike, before drug-related cartel violence became rampant and the country’s war with leftist guerillas intensified. Word spread on social media that much of the looting was done by Venezuelan migrants. / CBS News. "We have not seen them but they have been robbing, let's say, as they know how to do, as they come up from the south" of the city, Palacios said. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Student organizations began weekly marches through the capital, Bogotá, and student leaders announced they would join the labor unions in the Nov. 21 national strike. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. While the protests come alongside others in Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador, Colombians are mobilizing for different reasons. All rights reserved. According to police, 146 people have been detained in the two days of unrest. Anti-government demonstrators march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. At least 10 people have been left dead in cities across Colombia after a second night of protests against police brutality.. Many protesters say Duque's call for talks is too little too late as discontent grows with right-wing government. Published. Duque imposed the curfew after three people were killed following the peaceful daytime protests in what authorities described as violent looting incidents overnight. And the news reported earlier today that all the airports in Colombia … ", First published on September 10, 2020 / 6:39 PM. “Colombia is facing a set of complex problems that are as difficult as any in its recent history,” said Cynthia Arnson, a Colombia expert and director of the Latin America program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. “I think any political leader faced with this array of problems would have a difficult time.”, A police officer fires tear gas at anti-government protesters in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Protesters in Colombia took to the streets for a fifth straight day Monday, angry over economic issues, police violence and corruption. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! By natacha larnaud September 11, 2020 / 6:57 AM / CBS News Colombia’s latest round of anti-government protests Colombia Reports 05:03 19-Nov-20 In the last 7 days At least 35 journalists injured covering anti-government protests in Peru Committee to Protect Journalists 18:43 16-Nov-20 T he president of Colombia has ordered a curfew in the nation's capital amid unrest and protests after a massive anti-government march.. Ivan Duque … News / Colombia; Colombia: Protesters sceptical of Duque's call for dialogue. "We don't want (deaths) in a country already full of conflict, we want justice. Violent protests broke out in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday night following the death of a Colombian father of two who died after police repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun. The unrest was sparked … Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 23 are here. Latest news from Colombia, the country's politics, public security, sports and culture. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia). Anti-government protesters rally at the Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Large protests in Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador have broken out as citizens voice frustrations with political leaders. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia). Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. It is the latest Latin American nation to … At least seven people died in the demonstrations, according to authorities, and police took nearly 70 people into custody. The nation has absorbed 1.6 million refugees escaping Venezuela’s economic crisis, and tensions soared to an all-time high with both sides sending troops to the Venezuela-Colombia border. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia) The demonstrations follow a wave of protests … As the day turned to night and the peaceful demonstrations turned to chaos, people looted stores, clashed with police and vandalized property. News Colombia riots: Several dead in protests over police violence. Violent protests erupt in Colombia after the death of a man repeatedly tasered by police. ", In an interview with Reuters, Ordóñez's family called for justice and peaceful protest. BOGOTA – Thousands of union members, teachers, students and indigenous people participated in a national strike in Colombia on Wednesday to protest … This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The video drew hundreds of protesters to the streets, many of whom clashed with officers outside the police post where Ordóñez was held. The demonstrations follow a wave of protests overwhelming Latin America. There were also protests in Soacha, south of Bogotá, in Colombia's second biggest city, Medellín, and in the city of Pereira. A video of the encounter between the man, Javier Humberto Ordoñez, and two officers has circulated on social media. "But destroying Bogotá is not going to fix the police. Published 11 November 2019. Duque also announced that he will open a “national conversation” throughout the country next week to find long-term solutions to inequality and corruption. There were 248 people injured, including 100 police officers, Bogota Mayor Claudia López said. The Associated Press contributed to this report. This led to solidarity protests that also were met with police violence, according to Colombia Reports, an English-language news website based in Medellín. Protesters clashed with police following the death of a taxi driver in police custody. Colombians have rallied against their leader, President Iván Duque, in a major wave of protests. Anti-government protesters rally at the Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Market data provided by Factset. Despite last-minute talks with the government, Colombia’s unions and student groups are moving ahead with another national strike today—the third in three weeks. Police said the incident took place in the capital early Wednesday when Ordoñez was drinking alcohol in the street with others, which was in violation of social distancing rules designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Colombia has imposed a curfew on its capital city of Bogota for the first time in decades following a second day of anti-government protests. media caption Protesters scattered as police fired tear gas The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has imposed a curfew to cover the entire city in response to renewed anti-government protests. "I am absolutely aware that we need structural police reform," López said. Police officers confront demonstrators in Bogota, early on September 10, 2020. pic.twitter.com/ouEzMbv2ZT. News > Colombia Colombia: Assassinations of Social Leaders Climb To 286 This Year An Indigenous woman cries during a protest against violence, Colombia, Oct. 19, 2020. 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Thousands of workers and students have been holding marches across Colombia to protest against the government of President Iván Duque. A Chilean protest movement that began in October has resulted in the country's neoliberal leadership promising to rewrite the constitution; also in October, protests against austerity erupted across Ecuador. The clashes between rioters and anti-riot police unit ESMAD took place near the local university, away from the more than 20,000 people who were marching, singing and dancing through Colombia’s 3rd largest city peacefully. Protesters on Monday shouted “Long live the National Strike”, an echo of the November 2019 protests: precursors to today’s demonstrations centred on anger at official corruption and proposed pension cuts – a fledgling movement cut short, at least for a while, by the pandemic. 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The nationwide protests and strikes were organized by union workers calling for labor and pension reform. Bogota, Colombia – For nearly a week, thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets across the country in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in decades. COLOMBIAN REBELS THREATEN RENEWED VIOLENCE, ACCUSE GOVRNMENT OF BREAKING PEACE DEAL. Thousands, Including Indigenous People, March in Peaceful Colombia Protests By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 21, 2020, at 10:36 a.m. The ongoing protests were described as peaceful overall and under control by Colombia's National Police Director, General Oscar Atehortua, and the Minister of Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez. “One thing is a peaceful expression through protest,” he said. Trump administration pushing delay in nursing home vaccinations, Cuomo gives update as vaccine rollout begins, Potentially major hack of government agencies disclosed, Presidential electors will be voting today. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike on Nov. 21 that drew an estimated 250,000 people to the streets. September 11, 2020 / 6:57 AM Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. "They became aggressive," Amaya told local media. He offered a reward for information leading to the capture of "the authors of the homicides. At least 151 police and military officers have been injured, in addition to 122 civilians. A man died in Bogotá after police pinned him to the ground and repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun despite his pleas for them to stop. "I want them to grow up knowing laws are followed. 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