Following a series of protests against an unpopular tax reform, freelance writer Christina Noriega speaks with the LMC about how the real challenges of community organizing in Colombia begins when the TV cameras have long gone away.
Afro-Colombian attorney Dayana Blanco Acendra spends the hour with the LMC to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of Afro-Colombianos, the case of Anderson Arboleda, and the struggle against internal displacement. Dayana Blanco Acendra is also the founder of ILEX Accion Juridica based in Colombia.
On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with human rights attorney German Romero from DH Colombia to discuss some of his cases and threats against his life during the course of his work. Cases include the 2005 massacre in San Jose de Apartado, the case of Claudia Julieta Duque, and the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice. Special thanks to Charlie Roberts from the Colombian Human Rights Committee for interpretation.