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‘No food and no fuel’: Colombia torn by protests and violent crackdown
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‘No food and no fuel’: Colombia torn by protests and violent crackdown

Mass protests were held across Colombia on Wednesday after a night of unrest in the capital city, as street violence continued after more than a week of angry anti-government demonstrations. Twenty-three protesters and one police officer have been killed in the unrest that began with with a general strike over an unpopular tax reform but has grown...

‘It opens a window of hope’: case will potentially set precedent for sexual violence survivors in Colombia
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‘It opens a window of hope’: case will potentially set precedent for sexual violence survivors in Colombia

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear testimony on Monday from a Colombian journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and raped while reporting on her country’s civil war, in a case which could set a precedent for thousands of survivors of sexual violence in the Andean nation. Jineth Bedoya, who has been pursuing justice for...